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  • News from the STEAG Group

    Here you will find all current news on important developments and projects of STEAG GmbH and its subsidiaries.


    Relief for district heating customers

    Customers of STEAG Fernwärme GmbH, STEAG Fernwärme Essen GmbH & Co. KG and Fernwärmeversorgung Gelsenkirchen are to receive a one-off payment under…

    STEAG to supply hydrogen

    Agreements with public transport company Saarbahn in place

    Climate-friendly heat for the Saar

    STEAG and Entsorgungsverband Saar officially put into operation district heating connection at AVA Velsen

    STEAG cooperation with ADNOC pays off

    First shipment of ammonia imminent to arrive in Hamburg // Talks about follow-up projects underway

    STEAG returns 2.5 gigawatts additional power plant capacity to the market

    Power plants Bexbach and Weiher return from grid reserve, power plants Bergkamen and Völklingen-Fenne, who were designated for permanent shutdown,…

    STEAG sells shares in foreign power plant

    Further step toward decarbonization of the Group // Co-owner Aboitiz acquires majority stake in Mindanao power plant


    Solar power for Bulgaria

    STEAG SENS committed to the energy transition in South East Europe

    Change in the chairmanship of the Supervisory Board

    Gerhard Jochum resigns from the Supervisory Board // Chairmanship back in the hands of the shareholders

    Krantz supplies ventilation systems for Konrad repository

    Aachen-based STEAG Group company wins contract in the tens of millions

    District heating expansion successful

    STEAG Fernwärme Essen celebrates completion of the eastern line project

    STEAG gains strength

    Half-year figures confirm clear upward trend

    STEAG joins Solytic

    Berlin-based cleantech start-up supplies software solutions for PV systems

    Top-scoring trainees

    Six apprentices in Saarland pass their examinations ahead of schedule with good to excellent grades

    Fast track to excellence

    Five STEAG apprentices from the training workshop in Herne pass examinations ahead of schedule with good to excellent grades

    Practice makes perfect!

    Height rescuers from the Gladbeck Fire Department practice recovering a person from the nacelle of the wind turbine at the Mottbruchhalde pit heap,…

    Rescuers practice on wind turbine

    Gladbeck Fire Department conducts exercise for emergencies at Mottbruchhalde pit heap on July 7

    STEAG headquarters becomes climate-neutral

    Climate plan for Essen headquarters saves 1,550 metric tons of CO2

    SENS implementing large-scale solar project

    Project in Lake Constance district combines ground-mounted and rooftop PV system with powerful storage unit

    Aid for Ukrainian children from STEAG trainees

    Proceeds from STEAG trainee fundraising campaign donated to Caritas Essen

    SENS completes solar parks in Spain

    Two facilities with a combined capacity of 80 megawatts to save around 75,000 metric tons of CO2 emissions per year in Andalusia in the future

    Marketing success for STEAG hydrogen project in Saarland

    HydroHub Fenne to supply green oxygen to Nippon Gases Germany in the future

    2021 balance sheet confirms STEAG’s upward trend

    Significant KPI growth // Sales +37 percent // EBIT +17 percent // Consolidated income up by almost €480 million

    Commercial properties supply solar power

    The Hamburg-based property developer GARBE and the photovoltaic specialist SENS of Würzburg conclude a framework agreement for 11 megawatts capacity

    Valuable contribution to the heating transition

    The pipeline and civil engineering work on Essen’s eastern line district heating expansion project has been completed.

    Green solutions developed by experts

    STEAG offering medium-sized enterprises energy studies that map out a specific path for decarbonization

    Change of management at STEAG New Energies

    Anke Langner newly appointed to the management board // Thomas Billotet to retire // Dr. Markus Laukamp to take up new role outside the STEAG Group

    ADNOC and STEAG agree on ammonia pilot

    Memorandum of Understanding signed during Germany’s federal minister for economic affairs and climate action’s delegation trip to UAE

    thyssenkrupp Steel and STEAG agree delivery of hydrogen

    Green hydrogen from Duisburg-Walsum to contribute to decarbonizing Europe’s largest steelmaking site

    STEAG ensures secure energy

    Due to the current situation on the electricity markets, the conversion of the Herne 4 power plant unit will not take place until spring 2023

    Emissions accounting made easy

    STEAG subsidiary OPTENDA develops digital CO2 monitoring tool

    Solar power for Xanten

    STEAG's photovoltaic subsidiary develops solar farm on the site of a former NATO rocket base on the Lower Rhine

    SENS implementing PV project in the UK

    STEAG subsidiary building 50-megawatt solar farm in Norfolk

    Gerhard Jochum elected Chairman of STEAG Supervisory Board

    “He is excellently suited for this role” // Guntram Pehlke resigns after nine years in office

    Green power from Mottbruch slag heap

    Wind turbine in Gladbeck now in operation

    Turning waste into green fuel

    STEAG implements east German waste management authority’s lighthouse project on methanol synthesis

    STEAG subsidiary develops further solar farm in Italy

    SENS Italia builds 17 megawatt plant in Emilia Romagna for investor KGAL

    Herne CCGT generates its first electricity

    Power plant project reaches next milestone on the way to going on line

    Management change at STEAG

    Joachim Rumstadt resigns // Supervisory Board expresses its thanks for successful cooperation over more than two decades // Dr. Andreas Reichel is new…

    STEAG achieves a good recovery

    After a difficult year in 2020, key figures for 2021 show initial transformation successes

    Efficient solution for TK Bilstein

    STEAG modernizes plant technology at well-known automotive supplier

    Energy transition through fuel switch

    STEAG converts two district heating boilers from coal and oil to natural gas // In addition, state-of-the-art technical upgrades for plant operation

    STEAG to discuss energy of tomorrow

    “Digital Energy Week” to give insights into current industry trends and projects

    Develop and optimize a Hydrogen Economy in the Greater Region

    Companies from France, Germany and Luxembourg constitute European Economic Business Interest Grouping

    STEAG looks to Greece

    Joint venture SENS LSG develops PV plants with up to 1 gigawatt capacity

    STEAG looks to artificial intelligence

    Photovoltaics subsidiary SENS presents software for predictive and earnings-optimized operation of solar installations

    STEAG power plant project reaches next milestone

    Start of natural gas supply through the Thyssengas pipeline

    STEAG PV subsidiary enters into cooperation for BeNeLux market

    Greenbuddies and STEAG Solar Energy Solution agree on cooperation

    District heating supplier FVS reduces its carbon footprint

    Phase-out of coal improves emissions balance and requires adjustment of the tariff system

    STEAG streamlines management

    CFO Dr. Heiko Sanders steps down / CTO Ralf Schmitz takes on additional responsibility for Finance

    New branding for STEAG

    Transformation of the long-established company now expressed in new Corporate Design

    Vaccination campaign at power plant construction site

    STEAG and the City of Herne organize COVID vaccination for site personnel

    Successful project completion in Hungary

    STEAG PV-subsidiary SENS and LSG GROUP complete 65 MWp in Eastern Europe

    STEAG reaches important milestones in its transformation process

    Realignment making rapid progress / Supervisory Board appoints Ralf Schmitz as new STEAG director while Chief Transformation Officer Carsten König…

    Clean air for Germany’s schools

    The highly effective air purifiers from STEAG subsidiary Krantz can minimize the risk of infection from the coronavirus in classrooms.

    STEAG continues expansion of district heating infrastructure in Essen

    Crossing the A52 highway enables connection of further city districts / Highway to be closed for construction work on one weekend in late July

    STEAG launches green energy campaign

    Essen-based energy supplier offers Green PPAs together with partner Quadra Energy

    STEAG trainees perform well

    13 trainees fast-track their apprenticeships and qualify with “B” and “A” grades

    Acting responsibly for sustainable economic success

    STEAG publishes Global Compact report

    EPH subsidiary completes acquisition of STEAG Power Minerals

    EP Power Europe, a.s. (EPPE), a subsidiary of Energetický a průmyslový holding, a.s. (EPH), and STEAG today announced successful closing of the…

    Cross-border hydrogen project in the Saar region clears first IPCEI hurdle

    The project proposal jointly supported by six companies with the aim of establishing a green hydrogen economy in the Saarland, France and Luxembourg…

    STEAG applies for further power plant unit closures

    Völklingen-Fenne CHP plant and Bergkamen power plant to go off line

    STEAG registers Völklingen Model Power Plant for provisional closure

    No effect on supplies from the site to the Saar district heating network

    Herne’s energy future takes shape

    STEAG applies for final decommissioning of Herne 4 hard coal fired power plant

    Cable laying at the new power station in Herne

    Crossing of Hertener Straße causes step-by-step two-way lane closures

    Krantz technology in demand nationally and internationally

    Aachen-based ventilation and exhaust air specialist records several new major orders

    EPH subsidiary has bought STEAG Power Minerals

    EPPE strengthens its position in the sustainable business and invests in STEAG Power Minerals

    A photovoltaic partner for agriculture

    STEAG SENS implements particularly nature-friendly solar parks with 244 MW in Apulia

    Child daycare center run by the Protestant church opens on Horsthof Strasse

    Provision of childcare began on March 1. Daycare center with five groups can accommodate 100 children

    Cross-border hydrogen project in the Saar region seeking IPCEI funding

    Six companies, five of them from the Saarland, have jointly applied for IPCEI funding. The aim of the individual projects is to develop a green…

    Project for tapping heat from AVA Velsen waste-to-energy plant makes rapid progress

    Pipeline work starting earlier than originally planned / Project ahead of schedule

    Green hydrogen project in Duisburg-Walsum seeking IPCEI funding

    thyssenkrupp and STEAG submit application for recognition of their “HydrOxy Hub Walsum” project as “Important Project of Common European Interest”

    Clean air for Berlin’s schools

    59 indoor air filters from STEAG subsidiary Krantz ensure greater protection from the coronavirus in the Charlottenburg-Wilmersdorf district

    Solar energy for southern Europe

    STEAG SENS and KGAL building more PV parks on Sicily and in southern Spain

    STEAG intensifies transformation process

    Carsten König newly appointed to the energy company's management board

    Surface seal for the old section of Troisdorf Landfill

    Earthworks in the first construction section to commence as soon as the weather permits

    Forestry work due to tree damage

    Upcoming felling of diseased trees at Troisdorf landfill site / Replanting to follow immediately

    STEAG registers two power plants in the Saarland for final closure

    Decision made after thorough reassessment of economic viability

    STEAG harnessing waste heat from mine water for district heating supply

    Innovative energy solution for Saarland municipalities Camphausen and Sulzbach

    New Managing Director for STEAG Fernwärme

    Matthias Ohl appointed Technical Director from 1 January 2021

    1,750 euros for a good cause

    Year in, year out: STEAG trainees donate to a good cause

    STEAG Fernwärme to offer CO2 bonus

    New district heating customers in Essen, Bottrop and Gelsenkirchen can benefit

    Crucea wind farm gets a new owner

    STEAG sells Romanian asset to Hidroelectrica / In future concentrating on other wind energy markets

    Air filters for Peacevillage International

    STEAG subsidiary Krantz provides four units for coronavirus prevention

    STEAG builds water supply for bp refinery in Gelsenkirchen

    Contracts signed for the second part of the energy system at the refinery in Gelsenkirchen-Scholven

    The Sun rises in the East

    STEAG SENS and LSG Group establish joint venture

    Green hydrogen for green steel made in Duisburg

    STEAG and thyssenkrupp are planning joint hydrogen project

    Herne’s new power plant takes delivery of its heart

    600-tonne crane inserts gas turbine in STEAG’s new-build plant

    Krantz consolidates its position in the British market

    STEAG Group subsidiary acquires former sales partner Krantz Limited

    Sustainability in action

    SENS staff organise their own bee colonies at the Würzburg location

    Mobile STEAG technology helping to supply district heating in Neu-Ulm

    During the one-year period of construction work on the Stadtwerke Ulm district heating network, three particularly quiet, mobile energy units are…

    Krantz introduces its anti-COVID air filter

    STEAG Group company develops antiviral indoor air purifier for schools, hospitals, authorities and the catering trade

    STEAG to go ahead with construction of Gladbeck wind turbine

    Project partners plan to start work in early November

    Congratulations, STEAG Fernwärme!

    On October 20, the district heating supplier from Essen is 60 years young

    STEAG recovers energy from waste air

    Innovative system from the Aachen-based Group company Krantz produces electricity and heat from solvent vapors // Customer saves 100,000 euros in…

    Thyssengas natural gas transport pipeline between Datteln and Herne reaches new STEAG power plant

    Commissioning of the new combined cycle power plant will begin in summer 2021. A key prerequisite for this: connection to the natural gas transmission…

    Using waste heat and improving the carbon footprint

    STEAG and KRAFTBLOCK aiming in joint projects for market leadership in industrial waste heat utilization

    STEAG realigns itself

    End of coal-fired power generation in Germany accelerates ongoing reorientation of the company towards new businesses and markets // Transformation at…

    STEAG and Trianel expand solar operations in Germany

    STEAG subsidiary SENS to implement photovoltaic projects together with Trianel in Brandenburg and Rhineland-Palatinate

    STEAG scores with CHP bids

    In the current tender for CHP capacity, the energy company is awarded funding for four projects in Saarland and Thuringia.

    STEAG implements eight photovoltaic projects in Hungary

    Solar-energy subsidiary SENS will connect the solar parks to the grid by spring 2021

    District heating network expansion on schedule

    STEAG reaches important milestones in the first construction section

    STEAG puts fast charging station into service

    First system of this type in Saarbrücken gives electric vehicles shorter charging times

    STEAG opens training workshop in Herne

    New facility with an area of 900 square meters provides optimum learning conditions for trainees in commercial and technical professions

    STEAG invests in compressed air systems

    The Saarland-based subsidiary STEAG New Energies GmbH and Karl Uhl GmbH of Bochum have founded a joint venture company

    STEAG disappointed at rejection of urgent application

    Federal Constitutional Court ruling leaves question of constitutionality of Coal-fired Power Generation Termination Act (KVBG) unanswered

    Climate-friendly heating for the Saar region

    STEAG and the Entsorgungsverband Saar municipal waste disposal association are tapping the potential of the AVA Velsen waste-to-energy plant for…

    STEAG files urgent application with the German Federal Constitutional Court

    For the closure auction for hard coal fired power plants taking place at the beginning of September, the Essen-based energy company is seeking to have…

    An important first step

    STEAG welcomes National Hydrogen Strategy and hopes for rapid implementation

    “A patchwork, not a grand design”

    Joachim Rumstadt, Chairman of the Board of Management of STEAG GmbH, is critical of the Coal-fired Power Generation Termination Act

    STEAG publishes sustainability report

    Social responsibility as the basis of corporate success

    Solar energy for Essen’s drinking water supplies

    STEAG subsidiary SENS constructs a photovoltaic system for Essen’s waterworks

    STEAG solar power continues to grow under the Spanish sun

    SENS constructs a further 180 MWp in Andalusia

    STEAG: Strategic repositioning progressing well

    • Group profit significantly increased
    • 45 million euros profit transfer to shareholder
    • Green rating achieved
    • CO2 emissions further reduced


    STEAG invests in Industry 4.0

    Group subsidiary STEAG Solar Energy Solutions acquires service provider specialising in energy data management

    STEAG reorganizes its management team

    Supervisory Board appoints three new directors for the Essen-based energy company

    STEAG support for special initiative during coronavirus pandemic

    Message of hope and inspiration projected onto the stack of STEAG’s power plant in Herne

    STEAG flies the flag against racism

    The Group supports the International Weeks against Racism in March

    STEAG building for the future of energy

    New Combined Cycle Power Plant in Herne will be flexible, efficient and resource-friendly

    1,500 euros for a good cause

    STEAG trainees present donation to the Ronald McDonald House in Essen

    STEAG provides climate-friendly geothermal energy in Erding

    Investment of 7.8 million euros will save 13,000 tonnes of CO2 per year in future

    STEAG to build training workshop in Herne

    Energy group will train young professionals in modern facilities at its Forellstraße location in Herne from July 2020.

    STEAG continues to grow on the renewable energy market

    Group subsidiary SENS to develop major photovoltaic project in Sicily

    HydroHub-Fenne to become a Real-World Laboratory

    Economics Minister Altmaier: The STEAG power plant site in the Saarland is a future building block for the successful energy revolution in Germany

    Living Labs for the Energy Transition: Partner network tests new battery technology

    Led by High Performance Battery Technology and STEAG, eight partners are taking part in the ideas competition staged by the German Federal Ministry of…

    STEAG strengthens its position in the growth market of renewable energies

    The Essen-based energy company acquires GILDEMEISTER energy solutions

    Energy transition applied: Storage facility saves time and money when expanding the grid

    STEAG wind farm in Ullersdorf, Brandenburg, set to become a living lab

    EU sponsors 20 million project by STEAG Fernwärme Essen

    District Vice President Milk: “A clear signal for climate protection in North Rhine-Westphalia”

    Energy transition applied: Four partners test hydrogen production in the Saarland

    Essen. With the phase-out of nuclear power production in 2022 and the planned end of coal-fired power generation in 2038, one thing is certain: Wind…

    STEAG’s strategy pays

    • Earnings from normal operations exceed forecast
    • Group result in the black
    • 45 million euro profit transfer
    • Profitable overseas activities support…

    STEAG designs and constructs new plant as EPC contractor

    Ruhr Oel invests millions in modern steam supply system

    Electricity from a container

    In New Delhi, STEAG presents NRW Minister of Economic Affairs Pinkwart resource-conserving power generation for the Indian market


    STEAG Energy Services wins nuclear decommissioning contract in Switzerland

    STEAG Energy Services, the services subsidiary of STEAG, and Kraftanlagen Heidelberg will be working together to dismantle the core internals of the…

    Ministerpräsident Tobias Hans starts up STEAG’s 20 MW electrode boiler

    New flexibility for the electricity system // Electrode boiler is a smart contribution to the energy transition in Germany // Unique combination of…

    STEAG exceeds its earnings forecast

    • STEAG 2022 transformation program systematically implemented
    • EBIT rises by 60 percent to 197 million euros
    • Consolidated result well in the black at 59…

    STEAG registers Lünen power plant for final closure

    STEAG no longer sees any economic prospects for the hard coal-fired generating units 6 and 7 in Lünen. One power plant unit in Völklingen, Saarland,…

    STEAG secures Allianz Global Investors as partner for wind farms in France

    Retaining a 51 percent stake, STEAG remains majority shareholder and continues to be in charge of commercial and technical management of the wind…

    STEAG acquires specialist for high quality ventilation system solutions

    With the long-established Krantz brand, STEAG is strengthening its nuclear engineering division and expanding its international market presence

    STEAG sells minority stake in subsidiary STEAG Fernwärme to MEAG

    The new partner will enable faster growth for STEAG Fernwärme

    STEAG subsidiary Mingas-Power moves forward with mining heap wind power project

    Project partners inaugurate 12 MW Kohlenhuck Wind Farm high above Moers // Investment volume 20 million euros // Third wind farm on RAG mining heap


    STEAG takes over second waste to energy facility from Vattenfall

    Contractual closing for IKW Rüdersdorf completed // Employees will be taken over

    STEAG Fernwärme is a partner to the InnovationCity roll out in Gelsenkirchen

    STEAG is the heating supplier to three InnovationCity projects // Climate protection report confirms: district heating has the best ratio of ecology…

    Udo Wichert confirmed as President of industry association AGFW

    Combined heat and power and district heating as system solutions for cities and conurbations // Lack of legal certainty slows down necessary…

    Fall in electricity price places a burden on STEAG

    Future program produces first successes

    End comes after 47 years: Voerde power plant taken out of service

    One of Germany's largest hard coal fired power plants is taken off the grid //

    Employee program 'Out of work, into work' successful // Dismantling…