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GE Power awarded EPC contract for Ostroleka C coal power plant

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On 4 March, GE Power was informed that it has been chosen as the lead EPC, in consortium with Alstom Power Systems, to build the ultra-supercritical (USC) coal power plant Ostroleka C in Poland. Subject to the financial closure of the project, the plant will start commercial operation within 56 months after the notice to proceed and generate a gross output of 1000 MW, enough to power 300 000 homes in Poland.

In addition to co-leading the consortium, GE Power will design, manufacture and deliver its market leading ultra-supercritical technology components (boiler and steam turbine generator) for this new power plant. With USC technology, the plant will perform to the highest efficiency level possible for a steam power plant in Poland with 46% efficiency, well above the global average of 33% efficiency. Each percentage point improvement in efficiency significantly reduces CO2 emissions from coal power plants by over two percentage points. GE Power will also provide advanced environmental control systems such as electrostatic precipitators and wet flue gas desulfurisation plant. These technologies ensure Ostroleka C will meet the most stringent emission requirement as called for by the latest European Union directive.

“GE Power is pleased to have the confidence of Enea and Energa and is looking forward to partnering with them to build Ostroleka C. This plant will combine our EPC experience with leading coal-based technology that will help Poland meet its energy needs while also meeting the latest EU standards in terms of air quality,” said Andreas Lusch, CEO of GE’s Steam Power.

GE’s EPC expertise comes from more than 100 GW installed through 200 integrated projects. GE’s Steam Power EPC was awarded twice with Coal Plant of the Year and EPC of the Year in 2015 for Manjung power plant and again in 2016 for Tanjung Bin power plant, both in Malaysia.

“Our role, at GE, is to support our customers and countries like Poland to choose and implement the energy systems which best meets their needs and targets in terms of energy security, costs and sustainability,” said Peter Stracar, CEO for GE in Europe. “GE has the broadest portfolio of technology to help Poland use its natural resources in the most efficient way and support the energy transition in Europe.”

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