The Wilhelmshaven power plant was one of the pioneers of flue gas cleaning. Germany's first desulfurization plant was already operating here in 1978. With an output of 777 megawatts, the power plant was one of the most powerful in Germany.
The decommissioning of the power plant offers new opportunities for the site. There are already a number of ideas for the future. These include, for example, a direct reduction plant for the production of sponge iron with upstream hydrogen electrolysis and the construction of a photovoltaic plant.
The aim is also to create prospects for a qualified workforce. Therefore, it is planned to set up a training and development center in Wilhelmshaven - not only for Uniper but also for companies in the region.