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Vattenfall stoppt Rückbau des Kohlekraftwerks Moorburg
Vattenfall stops dismantling of Moorburg coal-fired power plant
The Hamburg-Moorburg coal-fired power plant was one of the most modern and efficient coal-fired power plants in Germany. The power plant only went into operation in 2015 and already had to be taken off the grid again in 2021…The operator originally planned to operate the plant until 2038. Then the power plant fell victim to the coal phase-out.
Now the operator Vattenfall has halted the dismantling of the coal-fired power plant for the time being due to the uncertain energy supply. However, the company does not intend to put Moorburg back into operation. To do so, it would first have to receive a corresponding request from the Federal Network Agency. However, Vattenfall wants to keep open the possibility of restarting Moorburg if gas supplies from Russia fail to materialize.