GE bags order for 1.4 GW combined cycles in Poland

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GE has bagged an order for the supply of two 9HA.01 gas turbines along with two STF-D650 steam turbines providing some 1.4 GW for a Polish power plant.

The consortium will build Polish utility PGE's Dolna Odra Power Plant in the Western Pomerania region of Poland. Grid stabilization is one of the objectives of the combined cycles that would support offshore and onshore wind farms in the country.

Dolna Odra has been a coal-fired power plant in operation since the 1970s. PGE is transforming the plant into gas-fired and expects that will reduce CO2 emissions by two to three million metric tonnes annually once the GE gas-fired units are commissioned in 2023.

“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,” said Michael Rechsteiner, Vice President Europe, GE Gas Power.

The Dolna Odra Power Plant is the Polish National Grid System’s only producer for the northwestern region of the nation. The new power plant expansion has been awarded a 17-year contract in the main power market auction, which will begin in 2024.

The GE- led consortium includes the Polish company Polimex Mostostal, which has been awarded the EPC contract for the new units, together with full underground infrastructure. GE factories in Elblag and Wroclaw in Poland will also produce equipment for the project. The order also includes an additional 12-year service contract with GE.