Powering The Future

Welcome to "Powering The Future", the latest web series about energy efficiency!

As part of the transition to different energy sources taking place in Europe and across the world - and in keeping with the German government’s plan to replace coal-fired power plants – we’re building a power station that will supply heat and electricity using the most efficient plant engineering technology; as with the plant we already built in Rome for Acea (Tor di Valle district), all the heat will power the city’s district heating network, in this case serving almost 100,000 residents.
For this plant, which completely replaces the existing coal-fired power station, the project includes the construction of a two-story power plant building; this will contain all auxiliary systems and the power plant equipment, plus a set of 15 hot water storage tanks, approximately 30 meters high, in a configuration specially designed by Cefla.


1 – Xmas at the worksite

Thinking of the future generations, a new gas-fired power plant is under construction in the city of Cottbus. Aiming to lead the way in achieving coal-free power across Germany during the next decade, together with the local energy provider, HKW Heizkraftwerksgesellschaft Cottbus mbH. We at CeflaEngineering celebrated Xmas on site with our customer and partners. Looking ahead toward reduced emissions and increased efficiency, we wish everyone here and in Cottbus a cleaner, brighter future and a great New Year!

  • Date: 20 December 2019
  • Audio: German
  • Subtitle: English

2 – Laying the foundations

Work is underway for the new gas-fired power plant in Cottbus. Different areas of the worksite are taking shape. We are not only laying the foundations for the heat storage tanks, the engine rooms and the main building. We are laying the foundations for a better future! There will be fewer emissions, greater efficiency and cleaner power. Stay tuned and watch a series of videos we will be publishing over the coming months. Watch the new horizon over Cottbus.

  • Date: 10 February 2020
  • Audio: –
  • Subtitle: English

3 – European Excellence

A complex project always requires excellent coordination, so you need to choose the right man for the job. Professional competence and soft skills play a key role in a balanced way. No one better than Matteo BANDERA, our SITE SUPERVISOR, understands that a multicultural, multi-skilled team needs to feel at ease and able to contribute to the extraordinary results we expect. Follow Matteo at the worksite telling us his point of view in this project: a high-tech 50MW cogeneration plant built to serve Cottbus with a state-of-the-art district heating network.

  • Date: 20 March 2020
  • Audio: Italian
  • Subtitle: English