Onyx coal power plant, Maasvlakte Rotterdam

The Onyx coal power plant, situated on the Maasvlakte in Rotterdam, stands as a prominent feature of the city’s industrial landscape. With its imposing structures and large-scale operations, the power plant has played a significant role in electricity generation for many years.

As a coal-fired power plant, the Onyx facility has faced increasing scrutiny in recent times due to its environmental impact. Coal combustion is a major contributor to greenhouse gas emissions and air pollution, prompting concerns about climate change and public health. The plant’s emissions have drawn criticism, particularly in light of global efforts to transition towards cleaner energy sources.