Alstom today announced that it has signed three contracts with a total value of approximately €10 million (PLN44 million) to further modernise Poland’s fleet of steam power plants and industrial plants.
Alstom has secured a contract for the modernisation of unit 3 of the 1492 MW Opole Power Plant located in Brzezie, Opole Province. PGE Gornictwo i Energetyka Konwencjonalna S.A.’s order for their Opole plant includes a modernisation overhaul of the steam turbine and the delivery of an electrohydraulic control system. The upgrade will extend the turbine’s lifetime. The unit is scheduled to be commissioned by end 2012.
The second contract from Zespol Elektrocieplowni Wroclawskich Kogeneracja S.A includes the delivery of a new generator rotor for unit 2 of their 110 MW Czechnica’s Heat Power Plant, located in the Lower Silesia Province. This contract includes upgrading the bearings as well as the supervision of erection and commissioning of the generator. The modernisation will be completed by end 2013 and eliminates the need for pre-heating of the rotor before starting the generator; thus allowing faster delivery of electrical power to the grid.
The last contract from KGHM Polska Miedź S.A. involves the delivery of an electrostatic precipitator (ESP) for the Glogow Copper Smelter, also located in the Lower Silesia Province in the western part of the country. The order includes the delivery; erection and commissioning of the ESP, which will further reduce the smelter’s impact on the environment. Once the installation is completed by mid 2014, Alstom’s ESP will remove the particulate matters from the complex process gases. The acid gases – in high concentration – will be taken out in an absorber located downstream the ESP and converted into sulphuric acid, which is an additional source of revenue for KGHM.
These contracts represent a further consolidation of Alstom’s retrofit and modernisation experience in Poland and follow orders worth approximately €65 million for the modernisation of the Polaniec Power Plant in April 2012 as well as contracts worth €15 million to upgrade the Kozienice and Lodz coal-fired power plants, which were signed in March of this year.
Alstom is a global leader in the world of power generation, power transmission and rail infrastructure and sets the benchmark for innovative and environmentally friendly technologies. Alstom builds the fastest train and the highest capacity automated metro in the world, provides turnkey integrated power plant solutions and associated services for a wide variety of energy sources, including hydro, nuclear, gas, coal and wind, and it offers a wide range of solutions for power transmission, with a focus on smart grids. The Group employs 92,000 people in around 100 countries. It had sales of €20 billion and booked close to €22 billion in orders in 2011/12.
Dorota Januszkiewicz (Alstom Poland) - Tel +48 55 239 22 22