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Facts & Figures

The great thing about productivity, efficiency and sustainability is that all three can be illustrated in numbers. We have put together a summary of all of GMVA’s facts and figures on this page. It is well worth taking a look – even if you are not a great fan of numbers.

Production data

> Overview
Volumes treated 650,000 bis 700,000 t/a
Steam generation 2,200,000 t/a
Total electricity generation 430,000 MWh/a
Electricity used by the plant 78,000 MWh/a
Electricity fed into the grid 315,000 bis 340,000 MWh/a
Volume of district heat 50,000 bis 150,000 MWh/a
Mean calorific value of the waste 10,500 kJ/kg
Volume of bottom ash 170,000 t/a

Incineration lines

    • Data sheet

        • BoilerBoiler Line 1/2Boiler Line 3Boiler Line 4
          ManufacturerDeutsche BabcockBabcock FisiaDeutsche Babcock
          Year of construction1996/9720051984
          Firing grateroller grate. 6 rollersroller grate. 6 rollersroller grate. 6 rollers
          Type of firing systemparallel-flow firingparallel-flow firingparallel-flow firing
          Boiler modelnatural circulation. verticalnatural circulation. verticalnatural circulation. vertical
          Heat input65.2 MW72.9 MW64 MW
          Waste throughput24.5 t/h25 t/h22 t/h
          Design calorific value9.584 kJ/kg10.500 kJ/kg10.475 kJ/kg
          Steam generation78 t/h84 t/h63 t/h
          Pilot & support burner4 fuel oil burners4 fuel oil burners3 fuel oil burners
          Design vol. of flue gas131,000 mn³f/h131,000 mn³f/h131,000 mn³f/h
          > SNCR deNOxBoiler Line 1/2Boiler Line 3Boiler Line 4
          Reducing agentAmmonia solution 24,9 %Ammonia solution 25 %Ammonia solution 25 %
          No. of injection levels333
          No. of jets per level666
          Atomising methodcompressed aircompressed aircompressed air
          > Electrostatic precipitatorBoiler Line 1/2Boiler Line 3Boiler Line 4
          Max. vol. of flue gas131.000 mn³f/h131.000 mn³f/h131.000 mn³f/h
          Year of construction1996/9720051984
          No. of fields332
          Collecting surface4,200 m²4,470 m²3,000 m²
          > ScrubbersBoiler Line 1/2Boiler Line 3Boiler Line 4
          Year of construction: HCI scrubber198419841984
          Year of construction: SO2 scrubber198619861986
          Work principleventuri scrubberventuri scrubberventuri scrubber
          pH value: phase 10.2 – 10.2 – 10.2 – 1
          pH value: phase
          > Fabric filterBoiler Line 1/2Boiler Line 3Boiler Line 4
          Year of construction1995/961995/961995/96
          No. of filter chambers888
          No. of tubes1,4401,4401,440
          Filter surface4,064m²4,064m²4,064m²
          Adsorption agent5% activated coke / 95% lime5% activated coke / 95% lime5% activated coke / 95% lime
          > Exhaust fan 1Line 1 – 4
          Year of construction2005
          Power rating430 kW
          > Exhaust fan 2Line 1 – 4
          Year of construction1995
          Power rating989 kW
          Vol. of flue gas100.000 – 160.000 m3/h
          Power rating989 kW
          > DAGAVOLine 1Line 2Line 3Line 4
          No, of registers3 registers2 registers2 registers2 registers
          Vol, of flue gas, moist164,000 kg/h164,000 kg/h164,000 kg/h164,000 kg/h
          Inlet temperature70 °C70 °C70 °C70 °C
          Outlet temperature115 °C115 °C115 °C115 °C
          Heat exchanger surface349 m²328 m²328 m²328 m²
          Heat exchanger output2,850 kW2,850 kW2,850 kW2,850 kW

Energy generation

Turbine I Turbine II
Max. power output 25.6 MW 44.9 MW
Max. vol. of main steam discharged 117.9 t/h 190 t/h
Max. vol. of condensate 108 t/h 190 t/h
No. of outlet/extraction points 1 3

Emission limit values

The ‘17. BImSchV’ [17th Ordinance of the Federal Emissions Control Act] sets out very precise emission limit values regarding pollutant levels in flue gases. All of GMVA’s emission values are well below these limits.

Pollutant emissions compared to the mandatory emission limit values (as in 2018)

Emission values: the full picture

  • Section 23 of the ‘17. BImSchV’ [17th Ordinance of the Federal Emissions Control Act] stipulates that operators of waste incineration plants must publish all their emission values every year. GMVA’s values can be found below:

    > Emission ValuesUnitsLimit value for mean daily valueØ measurements 2018
    HCl hydrogen chloridemg/m³10


    HF hydrogen fluoridemg/m³10.04
    SO2 sulphur dioxidemg/m³5012.08
    CO carbon monoxidemg/m³508.30
    Particulate mattermg/m³50.69
    NOX nitrogen oxidesmg/m³200185.0
    NH3 ammoniamg/m³5*0.55
    PCDD/PCDF dioxins/furansμg/m³**0.10.001
    Section 5 Para. 3. a) ‘17. BImSchV’
    (Total cadmium/thallium)

    * Approved value
    ** µg = nanogram (one billionth of a gram)

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