GE Power has signed a $1.6bn contract with Elektrownia Ostrołęka to design and build Ostrołęka C, an ultra-supercritical (USC) coal power plant, in Poland.
The company will also manufacture and deliver the boiler and steam turbine generator, the ultra-supercritical technology components, to ensure a 46% efficiency level, the highest for a steam power plant in Poland and representing a 26% reduction in CO2 emissions for each MW produced.
In addition, GE Power will supply air quality control systems that conform to the latest EU standards in terms of local emissions.
GE’s 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.”
The Ostrołęka plant will reach full load in less than 30 minutes, as the technology will be designed for operational flexibility to improve start time, start fuel, ramp-up and turn-down rate, and minimum load.
Elektrownia Ostrołęka president Edward Siurnicki said: “This is an important investment on behalf of Energa and Enea. Together, we have several years of hard work ahead of us. We are convinced that with GE’s experience, we will be successful and have a new plant operational in 2023.”
Ostrołęka C will commence operation within 56 months after the notice to proceed and generate a gross output of 1,000MW, enough to power 300,000 homes in Poland.
GE Power president and CEO Russell Stokes said: “GE Power has the broadest portfolio of technology to help countries like Poland work through the changes in today’s energy landscape.
“No matter what type of energy source countries or customers choose, we can help them to meet their needs with respect to energy security, cost and sustainability with best-in-class technology.”
Image: GE Power signs contract with Elektrownia Ostrołęka to build Ostrołęka C, Poland’s next Power Plant. Photo: courtesy of General Electric.