Highly efficient combined heat and power plant on Sylt

Combined heat and power plant in Westerland on the island of Sylt.

Upper floor with exhaust gas heat exchanger.

CHP module on the ground floor.

The new heating plant in Westerland has been producing environmentally friendly energy for Sylt since 2021. With the operationalization of the second module the facility has now been fully completed. Two state-of-the-art combined heat and power plants, a gas boiler and two additional heat storage tanks provide an even more efficient energy supply for the island. The plant supplies electricity to up to 2,800 households using the principle of combined heat and power generation. The heating plant is a two-story reinforced concrete structure realized with an aluminum sheet curtain wall façade. The island location and connected environmental exposure, attributable to the rough maritime climate alongside the highly complex plant technology, provided a special challenge. WTM Engineers was responsible for the object and structural engineering of the building as part of the planning team throughout all of the service phases, as well as local construction supervision.