Vattenfall Power Plant Schwarze Pumpe

Vattenfalls’ power plant “Schwarze Pumpe”
© SPBer via Wikimedia Commons

The Schwarze Pumpe power plant is a modern and large lignite (brown coal) fired facility consisting of two 800 Megawatts units. It is located in Spremberg, Germany, and came into service during 1997-98. The power plant is owned and operated by Vattenfall.
The characteristic steam generator is 159 meters high. An observation deck is located on its top at 161.5 meters.
Further information regarding its characteristics, its history and additional information can be found at Vattenfalls’ website and on Wikipedia (in German).

Central control room of Vattenfalls' Schwarze Pumpe power plant

Central control room of Vattenfalls’ Schwarze Pumpe power plant (© SPBer via Wikimedia Commons)
Excursion Details

The excursion will take place on Monday, 9th March 2015. The bus transfer will start after the morning tutorial session around 1PM. A lunch and a guided tour through the power plant will be provided on-site. The lunch on-site will be covered by the participants themselves.

If you are interested in participating, please indicate so in the corresponding question during the registration process.

Excursion Time Table — Monday, 09 March 2015
12:45 - 13:00 Meeting in front of the VG1c (Monday’s event location)
13:00 - 14:00 Bus transfer to Schwarze Pumpe
14:00 - 14:45 Lunch / Snack time at the local cafeteria (self-paid)
14:45 - 16:30 Tour through the power plant
16:45 - 17:45 Bus transfer back to Cottbus (central campus)

Excursion Impressions
  • Outside Schwarze Pumpe power plant
  • Schwarze Pumpe power plant
  • Schwarze Pumpe power plant
  • Control room
  • Control room
  • View from the top
  • Back in Cottbus