SWM - StadtWerke München

  • LOCATION: DÜRRNHAAR, GERMANY
  • STATUS: IN OPERATION SINCE DECEMBER 2012
  • APPLICATION: GEOTHERMAL
  • CUSTOMER: SWM - STADTWERKE MÜNCHEN
  • DESCRIPTION: POWER ONLY
  • MODEL: CUSTOM MADE
  • POWER: 5.6 MWe
  • WATER TEMPERATURE: 138 °C

THE CUSTOMER

SWM is Europe's largest municipal utility company and ranks among Germany's principal energy providers. SWM is successfully expanding its development both in the electricity and heat renewable energies sectors. The most recent additions to the SWM Sauerlach power plant are two geothermal plants in Dürrnhaar and Kirchstockach.

THE NEED

Production of base load electricity and heat from renewable resource. Geothermal water available at 4 to 5 km depth can be extracted to produce electricity and heat for households in the southern Germany. Duerrnhaar and Kirchstockach are two villages in the suburbs of Munich.

OUR SOLUTION

Two ORC units of 5.6 MWe each are installed in Dürrnhaar and Kirchstockach. The two plants are located very near each other (5 km distance) in the country side of Munich. Turboden has delivered the EPC turn-key solution for the equipment above ground. Very stringent noise limits have been observed and non-flammable fluid has been adopted in order to minimize the environmental risk in the forestry area of installation.

Geothermal case histories