Location and Appearance
The project is located within the 110ha Industrial park at Dilsen Rotem. Formerly the site of a zinc factory which closed in 1966, the Dilsen Rotem industrial park is now home to a variety of industries. The site occupies a 12.4ha area in the centre of the industrial park and is zoned for industrial use in the local development plan.
Due to its close proximity to the high voltage electricity transmission system, which runs alongside the site, there will be no need to construct new electricity pylons. The existing high pressure gas transmission system, which will provide gas for the power plant, is only 2.5km – 3.0km distant. As fuel will be delivered via underground pipes the environmental impact will be minimal. A new access road to the industrial park is to be built to avoid sending heavy traffic through the nearby residential area of Pannenhuisstraat.