Sep 03, 2009 | Amsterdam Construction of Nuon Magnum in Eemshaven resumes
The construction of the Nuon Magnum multi-fuel power plant resumes today. Nuon has obtained all the permits needed to start the construction of the power plant. Nuon is pleased to be able to resume construction. The modern, flexible and efficient power plant will make a contribution to the transition to a fully sustainable energy supply.
The permits were available for inspection at the offices of the Province of Groningen for the last six weeks. The Council State has announced that a request for suspension lodged within that period has been withdrawn. This means that the construction process can start up again.
Nuon Magnum is being built in Eemshaven, in the province of Groningen. The power plant has a capacity of around 1,200 MW, enough to supply electricity to more than two million households. As Nuon Magnum can generate electricity from gas, biomass and coal, our dependence on a single type of fuel is reduced. The power plant will therefore contribute substantially to security of supply in the Netherlands. Moreover, the gasification technology to be used makes it possible to respond flexibly to the fluctuating supply of sources such as wind energy.