Locally and regionally rooted - nationally and internationally active

Our company history at a glance

1873

  • Start of the Mannheimer Stadtwerke: The City of Mannheim takes over the gasworks in K6/K7.

1888

  • The Käfertal waterworks go into operation, marking the start of a central drinking water supply in Mannheim.

1889

  • Inauguration of the Mannheim Water Tower
  • The power station at the industrial port with a capacity of 3.5 megawatts starts operation. This marks the start of electricity supply in Mannheim.

1900

  • The Luzenberg gasworks commence operation

1906

  • The City of Mannheim takes over the electricity utility.

1923

  • The Mannheim power plant (GKM) goes into operation.

1959

  • Mannheim city centre is connected to the district heating system.

1962-1963

  • Faithful reconstruction of the Mannheim Water Tower

1962-1966

  • Construction of the MVV high-rise building at Luisenring, Mannheim

1964

  • The Combined Heat and Power facility (HKW) on Friesenheimer Insel goes into operation.

1974

  • Mannheim City Council converts its utility departments into Mannheimer Versorgungs- und Verkehrsgesellschaft mbH with its subsidiaries SMA, RHE and MVG.

1987/88

  • The district heating pipeline from Mannheim to Heidelberg commences operation.

1989/90

  • Start of district heating supply from the GKM to Schwetzingen

1990

  • Beginning of the engagement in Poland

1998

  • Readjustment and renaming of Stadtwerke Mannheim as MVV Energie AG

1999

  • IPO of MVV Energie AG

2000

  • Foundation of the Czech subsidiary MVV Energie CZ
  • Acquisition of a majority shareholding in Energieversorgung Offenbach AG (EVO) as well as 100 percent of Köthen Energie GmbH and 25.1 percent of Stadtwerke Buchen

2001

  • Acquisition of 49.9 percent oft he shares each in Stadtwerke Solingen GmbH (SWS GmbH) and Stadtwerke Ingolstadt Beteiligungen GmbH & Co. KG (SWI)

2003

  • Commissioning of the biomass power plants in Mannheim, Königs Wusterhausen and Flörsheim-Wicker as well as a new boiler at the Mannheim CHP plant

2004

  • Acqusition of 51 percent of the shares in Stadtwerke Kiel

2005

  • Founding of MVV Energiedienstleistungen GmbH and MVV Umwelt GmbH
  • Commissioning of the EfW plant TREA Leuna (Sachsen-Anhalt)
  • Capital increase of just under 10 percent

2006

  • Founding of our shared service companies
  • Participation in the Schwetzingen municipal utility
  • Acquisition of IVB Immobilien Versorgung GmbH, Berlin, and Industriepark Gersthofen Servicegesellschaft mbH & Co.KG (IGS)

2007

  • The City of Mannheim sells 16.1 percent of MVV Energie AG to RheinEnergie AG, Cologne.
  • Second TREA Leuna boiler commences operations
  • Capital increase of almost 18 percent

2008

  • Establishment of MVV Environment Ltd. (London, United Kingdom)

2009

  • Start of district heating expansion and congestion programme in Mannheim
  • Participation in Stadtwerke Sinsheim
  • Commissioning of boiler 6 at the HKW Mannheim

2010

  • Acquisition of a wind farm in Plauerhagen (Mecklenburg-Western Pomerania) and successful entry into the wind energy market.
  • Commissioning of the district heating transport pipeline to Speyer (21 km)

2011

  • Major contract for the design, construction and operation of an Energy from Waste combined heat and power facility in Plymouth, England

2012

  • Acquisition of shares of Stadtwerke Walldorf GmbH
  • Commissioning of the wind farm Kirchberg (Hunsrück) by Energieversorgung Offenbach
  • Acquisition of seven German wind farms from Spanish energy group Iberdrola
  • Commissioning of our first biomethane facility in Klein Wanzleben (Saxony-Anhalt).

2013

  • Construction of a district heating storage facility on the site of the Mannheim power plant

  • Construction of the Kroppenstedt biomethane plant (Saxony-Anhalt)

  • Construction of Ridham Dock biomass power plant in the UK

2014

  • Energieversorgung Offenbach commissions the Hungerberg wind farm.
  • Participation in the Luxembourg lighting specialist luminatis S.à.r.l.
  • Takeover of Windwärts Energie GmbH and majority stake in Juwi AG
  • Foundation of our subsidiary Beegy
  • Extension of concessional contracts with the City of Mannheim for a further 20 years

2015

  • Commissioning of unit 9 at the large power plant in Mannheim (GKM)
  • Commissioning of the biomethane plants in Staßfurt and Barby
  • Commissioning of the Energy from Waste facility in Plymouth and the biomass facility in Ridham Dock (Kent)

2016

  • Acquisition of nine new wind turbines
  • Strategic partnership with Enerix in the field of decentralised energy supply
  • Start of construction of the K.I.E.L. coastal power facility in Kiel (Schleswig-Holstein)

2017

  • Strategic partnerships with DC-Datacenter-Group, Econ Solutions and Qivalo
  • Publication of our sustainability goals and launch of our new brand
  • Contract awarded in Dundee, Scotland, for the operation of an existing Energy from waste facility and the construction and operation of a new, highly efficient EfW facility.
  • Start of construction for the integration of heat energy from the Mannheim HKW into the Mannheim district heating grid

2018

  • Founding Franklin mobil and start of cooperation with the car manufacturer e.GO
  • Acquisition of the biowaste fermentation plant in Dresden-Klotzsche
  • Start of construction to connect our EfW facility TREA Leuna to the district heating grid in the City of Merseburg.
  • Start of construction for the waste-fired power plant in Dundee, Scotland

2019

  • Foundation of the Shared Services companies Soluvia Energy Services
  • Stadtwerke Merseburg and MVV break ground for environmentally friendly district heating
  • juwi builds thousandth wind turbine in company history
  • MVV Energie AG increases its stake in juwi AG to 100% 

News

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30. June 2020 | MVV

Start of a long-term partnership

First State Investments has successfully completed the acquisition of a stake in Mannheim-based energy company MVV - MVV CEO Dr. Müller: “With First State, we now have an experienced partner at our side for the long term.”
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13. May 2020 | MVV

2020 remains a special year for MVV

Mannheim energy company MVV posts strong half-year earnings – MVV CEO Dr. Müller: “We have the right strategy and are making progress in implementing it” – Coronavirus pandemic also set to leave its mark on the energy industry – Forecast slightly red…
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02. April 2020 | MVV

First State Investments: Long-term partnership with MVV

  • First State Investments acquires 45.1 percent of the Mannheim-based energy company MVV from the previous shareholders EnBW and RheinEnergie
  • Supporting the strategy geared to sustainable growth, decarbon…