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Natural gas fired plant expands Polish power supply
GE Gas Power is providing Polish energy company Energa SA with an 9HA.02 for its Ostroleka C combined cycle power plant. This project will enhance the reliability and stability of the national energy grid, which is currently facing difficulties. Operations will commence in 2025, with an installed capacity of 745 MW.
The plant will be powered by a GE 9HA.02 50hz gas turbine, an STF-D650 steam turbine, a W88 generator, a Heat Recovery Steam Generator (HRSG) and GE's Mark VIe Distributed Control System (DCS). The turbine features a ramp-up rate of 88 MW per minute, which will permit quick response to grid fluctuations. As part of the agreement, GE will provide full engineering, procurement, and construction (EPC) of this combined cycle power plant.
The 9HA gas turbine that will be installed contains the Dry Low NOx (DLN) 2.6e combustion system, capable of burning up to 50% by volume of hydrogen when blended with natural gas.
The steam turbine will be manufactured locally in GE’s steam turbine factory in Elblag, Poland, while the manufacturing of the generator will take place in GE’s generator factory in Wroclaw, Poland. The gas turbine will be manufactured at GE’s Manufacturing Excellence Center in Belfort, France.