Commissioning of the new power station is scheduled for the end of 2011, by which time a workforce of up to 2,000 will be involved in the project. At commissioning, an additional 70 permanent jobs will be created at the site, in addition to a further 200 or so with regional service providers and suppliers.

Hans-Peter Villis, CEO of EnBW, said: Our investment of over E1 billion in the new power station is the visible expression of our commitment to our corporate headquarters of Karlsruhe, our home market of Baden-Wurttemberg and Germany as an industrial nation.