Polish electric utility company PGNiG Termika has officially started construction of a new 490MWe combined-cycle power plant (CCPP) at the Żerań CHP Plant in Warsaw.
The new plant is being constructed in partnership with a consortium involving Mitsubishi Hitachi Power Systems, Mitsubishi Hitachi Power Systems Europe, and Polimex-Mostostal.
Construction is set to be undertaken though an engineering, procurement, and construction (EPC) route. The plant will be equipped with an F-class gas turbine with a heat recovery steam generator and a steam turbine.
Intended to replace the coal-fired boilers at the Żerań CHP plant, the new generating unit will enable an increase of electricity generation by around 80%.
MHPS Europe CEO Satoshi Uchida said: “With Żerań, we are introducing MHPS’s excellent gas turbines and CCPP technology to the Polish market.
“Today, MHPS is the number one global leader in advanced class gas turbine technology, with more than 940 units ordered or in operation.
“Customer satisfaction is one of our main targets and we want to achieve this target also in the Żerań project.”
The parameters of the plant enable the operator to maintain generation capacity and ensure heat supply to the Warsaw district.
The overall contract also includes a long-term service agreement (LTSA) for the turbine section.