We operate nine coal-fired power plants along the Rhine and Ruhr rivers and in the Saarland, and another three abroad. We also have a refinery power plant in Germany. By continually optimizing our plants, we are able to extract energy from coal more economically and flexibly than ever before.
Some of our plants produce thermal energy in addition to electricity using the combined heat and power generation principle. This method makes especially efficient use of valuable coal resources.
In addition, we plan, finance and construct hard coal fired power plants and also provide operation and maintenance (O&M) services for plants on behalf of third parties.
Coal is a fossil fuel. The black, hard sedimentary rock is formed from the remains of prehistoric plants that have become chemically altered and enriched with carbon dioxide over millions of years in the absence of air.
Iskenderun Power Plant, Turkey
Not only is STEAG's hard coal fired power plant in Iskenderun (Turkey) the biggest investment project in the history of STEAG, it is also one of the biggest foreign investments in Turkey to date.
Mindanao Power Plant, Philippines
STEAG's third foreign power plant is located in the north of the Philippine island of Mindanao and supplies the 22 million inhabitants of the second largest island in the Philippines with electricity.