YES-DC excursion 2015


Excursion to the high efficiency 1.1 GW E.ON coal fired power plant on the Maasvlakte near Rotterdam, followed by a boat ride through the Europort. A full day of activities and interesting information gained by first hand!

E.ON’s MPP3 is a 1100 MW ultracritical coal fired power plant with an efficiency of 47% and the ability to ramp production up and down by 50 MW/min, making it one of the world’s most sophisticated power plants! The site also potentially will be home to one of the first serious CCS projects in Europe! Moreover, the MPP3 site is known for the synergies with the surrounding industries! Don’t miss the chance for a unique experience! A description of the MPP3 can be found in the video below:

After finishing the tour of the MPP3 power plant, we will take a boat ride through the Rotterdam harbor area. You can see Rotterdam’s impressive skyline with its imposing buildings glide by, and then get a unique view of the harbours shipyards, docks and the hypermodern transshipping of thousands of containers.

The program will start with coffee and safety instructions at 10:00 at the power plant. We will finish at 17:00 with some drinks.

Excursion details

Date: Wednesday 30 September 2015
Time: 10:00-17:00
Location: Maasvklakte area, Rotterdam

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08:30 – 10:00 Travel from Utrecht by train/car
10:00 – 10:30 Welcome and safety instructions
10:00 – 14:00 Presentation, tour and lunch
14:00 – 17:00 Boat ride through the maasvlakte area
18:45 – 21:00 Optional: dinner and drinks


    • Limited to 15 attendants
    • Registration closes at 15 September, 23:59
    • Contribution: 11,50 euros for boat ride and additional costs for transportation (optional).

Please note that the registration is a twofold process. Apart from filling in this form, we kindly ask you to send an email to with your first name, last name, place of work and function, passport ID number, ID card, clothing size and shoe size. This information is necessary for the safety procedures that E.ON follows.

The MPP3 power plant is very hard to get to using only public transport. Therefore, a carpool is being organized by YES-DC. Please let us know in the form below if you will be needing transportation. If you will be using your own transportation, we will contact you about the carpool at a later stage. If there will be insufficient cars to transport all people, additional cars will be rented. The costs of transportation will be shared by all people using it. We expect these costs to be around 10 euros.

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