Oppenhoff advises Hamburg Moorburg power plant on dismantling

Oppenhoff has advised the plant operator Energie Hub Moorburg GmbH on the preparation and implementation of the dismantling of the hard coal-fired power plant in Hamburg Moorburg. In future, the site is to be used for renewable energies and the production of green hydrogen.

The power plant was originally built and commissioned by Vattenfall. Following the politically initiated phase-out of coal-fired power generation, operations at Moorburg were discontinued in 2021. With an output of 1,730 megawatts, Moorburg was one of the largest coal-fired power plants in Europe and produced up to 7.6 TWh of electricity per year before closure.

Energie Hub Moorburg is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Hamburger Energiewerke and will complete the dismantling in several stages, approximately in 2027. At the same time, the site at the heart of the port of Hamburg is to become a new platform for sustainable energy with the involvement of various partners, including a planned large-scale electrolyser.

The Oppenhoff team, led by Holger Hofmann (Public law/Regulatory), regularly supports dismantling projects in the power plant sector and comprised Dr. Marc Hilber, Dr. Hanna Schmidt (both Commercial), Marvin Rochner (Real Estate), Marc Krischer and Hanjo Prondzinski (both Tax).

The Energy and Infrastructure sector group at Oppenhoff advises domestic and foreign utilities, power plant and grid operators, municipalities, investors and project companies in all areas of the energy industry, most recently GASCADE on a strategically important transaction for securing energy in Germany.


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