GE and Elektrownia sign $1.6bn contract to build power plant in Poland

16 July 2018 (Last Updated July 16th, 2018 12:49)

GE Power has signed a $1.6bn contract with Elektrownia Ostrołęka to build Ostrołęka C, a 1GW ultra-supercritical (USC) coal power plant in the north-east of Poland.

GE and Elektrownia sign $1.6bn contract to build power plant in Poland
GE Power signs contract to build 1GW ultra-supercritical (USC) coal power plant in the north-east of Poland. Credit: General Electric.

GE Power has signed a $1.6bn contract with Elektrownia Ostrołęka to build Ostrołęka C, a 1GW ultra-supercritical (USC) coal power plant in the northeast of Poland.

Under the terms of the contract, GE Power will design and build the new plant in addition to manufacturing and delivering USC technology components, including a boiler and steam turbine generator.

“Ostrołęka C will have the best-in-class technology to respond to today’s changing energy landscape.”

For this project the company will use its low emissions technology, which is claimed to deliver 46% efficiency, as well as help in reducing CO2 emissions by 26% for each MW produced.

GE Steam Power CEO Andreas Lusch said: “Today’s signing with Elektrownia Ostrołęka marks a significant milestone.

“Ostrołęka C will deliver reliable, affordable power with the lowest possible carbon footprint. Through enhanced load flexibility, this plant will help stabilise the grid and support the growth of renewables.

“Ostrołęka C will have the best-in-class technology to respond to today’s changing energy landscape.”

Additionally, GE Power has agreed to supply air quality control systems that are on par with the latest EU standards in terms of local emissions.

GE Power noted that the Ostrołęka C power plant will be equipped with technology that has been designed for operational flexibility to improve start time, start fuel, ramp-up and turn-down rate, and minimum load.

Ostrołęka C is expected to begin operations within 56 months after the company receives the notice to proceed.

The deal builds on GE Power’s engineering, procurement and commissioning (EPC) expertise which has delivered more than 100GW of power to customers worldwide.