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Ansaldo Energia will supply an 80 MW AE64.3 gas turbine for Synthos, a Polish chemical company leader in the production of rubbers and polymers. Ansaldo Energia's contract includes the gas turbine and related maintenance for a value of €50 million.
The turbine, as part of the CCGT unit, will be installed at the Oswiecim plant, replacing the old coal boiler. When in operation, it will produce electricity and process steam required by the plant as well as heat for local district heating.. This action is part of the new Polish capacity market but it fits in the context of the European Union Coal Phase Out, which provides as a condition to remain within the Paris Climate Agreement the shutdown of at least a quarter of the coal plants by the end of 2020 and another 47% by 2025.