GE-led consortium to supply turbines for PGE’s Polish power plant

31 March 2020 (Last Updated March 31st, 2020 10:00)

A GE-led consortium has received an order to supply two combined cycle power units for Polska Grupa Energetyczna Górnictwo i Energetyka Konwencjonalna’s (PGE) Dolna Odra power plant.

GE-led consortium to supply turbines for PGE’s Polish power plant
Power generated by the gas-fired power units is expected to further stabilise regional grid. Credit: General Electric.

A GE-led consortium has received an order to supply two combined cycle power units for Polska Grupa Energetyczna Górnictwo i Energetyka Konwencjonalna’s (PGE) Dolna Odra power plant.

The power plant is located in Poland’s Western Pomerania region.

The consortium includes Polish company Polimex Mostostal, which secured an engineering, procurement, and construction (EPC) contract of the new units along with full underground infrastructure.

GE gas power Europe vice-president Michael Rechsteiner said: “We remain focused on serving our customers during this challenging time, and we are very proud to build on more than 70 years of delivering energy solutions to Poland and support PGE as they move forward with energy systems that best meet their needs and targets for energy security, costs and sustainability.

“This project will combine GE’s turnkey expertise with leading combined-cycle power plant technology to provide more flexible, sustainable and reliable electricity to the region for years to come.”

As per the terms of the contract, GE will deliver two 9HA.01 gas turbines and two STF-D650 steam turbines, which can generate up to 1.4GW of power at Dolna Odra.

The company claims that the power generated by its turbines will be sufficient to power nearly one million Polish households.

GE noted that its Polish manufacturing facilities, located in Elblag and Wroclaw, will produce equipment for the project.

Additionally, GE has agreed to service the turbines under a 12-year contract.

PGE Polska Grupa Energetyczna management board president Wojciech Dąbrowski said: “PGE’s investment in the Dolna Odra power plant is our contribution to preparing the Polish power system for further development of renewable energy, in particular wind energy.”

Once the two units are commissioned in 2023, PGE’s low-emission power plant is expected to offset carbon dioxide emissions by two to three million tonnes annually.