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Dunkerque, France

Combined Cycle Power Plant DK6
Dunkerque, France

Technical Data Reference Sheet


Gaz de France placed an order with the former Alstom Power as the general contractor for the construction of a combined gas and steam turbine plant in the French city of Dunkirk. Within the scope of the project, Standardkessel Baumgarte was entrusted with the task of developing a solution for the power station mode of operation of the gas and steam process using a fuel/electricity management system. The two combined gas and steam turbine power plant lines are to generate, at full load, 2 x 400 MWel.



The power plant mode of operation of the combined gas and steam turbine process with a fuel/electricity management system, which is unique world-wide, was made possible by the special design of Standardkessel Baumgarte's special heat recovery steam generator.

Unlike the otherwise usual mode of operation of combined cycle gas and steam turbine plants, in the case of this power plant, the major share of the electricity is generated by the steam turbines. The gas turbines are switched on and off fully automatically each day. For the unusual new mode of operation, a special heat recovery steam generator had to be developed.

The flying take-over between gas turbine and fresh air operation with the fuels coke-oven gas and blast-furnace gas requires a flexibly responding boiler with change-over devices which are not only based on the company's many years of design experience, but as regards their size and number are unique throughout the world.

The boiler plant is designed in a suspended vertical type of construction and is arranged in natural circulation. The burners are of staggered opposed arrangement as a so-called 'combed' opposed firing system. The delivery time for the engineering, manufacturing, and erection of both boilers was 26 months.


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"In order to meet the demands of a volatile energy market, we have made it our mission to realise our plants with maximum efficiency and high availability."

Sebastian Zimmer

Head of Proposals Energy Production

Technical Data

Number of Lines


Energy Source

GT Exhaust Gas + Blast Furnace Gas, Coke Oven Gas, Natural Gas

Electrical Output GT

each GT160 MW

Electrical Output ST

each ST240 MW

Rated Thermal Output Aux. Firing

345 MW

Fuel Aux. Firing

Blast Furnace Gas, Coke Oven Gas, Natural Gas

Steam Capacity

HP535 t/h

RH530 t/h

Steam Pressure

HP144 bar

RH31 bar

Steam Temperature

HP566 °C

RH566 °C

Feed Water Temperature

105 °C

Flue Gas Temperature Boiler Exit

120 °C

Boiler Type

Natural Circulation



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