Karlsruhe Forced Draught Cooling Tower

Karlsruhe, Germany


The forced draught cooling tower at Rheinhafen steam power plant, unit 8, in Karlsruhe was designed as a fan-assisted natural draught cooling tower with a height of 80 m.

The lower air intake area was equipped with 28 fan openings. One remarkable feature is the combi-unit inside the cooling tower, whereby the vertical shaft is located in a central passage chamber, elevated 13 m below the bottom of the tower basin.

The fan is encased in a sound-insulated pre-cast reinforced concrete housing.
The scope of services includes the planning services and execution of earthworks, special foundation engineering, and reinforced concrete and steel construction works.


EnBW Kraftwerke AG Stuttgart

Construction timeframe

2009 - 2011