June 29, 2017

Contract for Combined-Cycle Power Plant in Warsaw signed

The new plant to be constructed in the Żerań CHP Plant will be the most modern combined cycle power plant (CCPP) in the country.

It will be equipped with a F-class gas turbine with a HRSG and a steam turbine. Following the construction, the exhausted coal-fired boilers will be taken out of service and the new generating unit will allow increasing the electricity generation in the CHP Plant by approximately 80 percent. The plant parameters will allow maintaining generation capacity at a level ensuring heat supply to the Warsaw district heat system while retaining heat prices competitiveness for the inhabitants of Warsaw.

The project is planned to be executed in the years 2017-2020. The construction will be carried out in the EPC formula – engineering, procurement, construction.

Construction of the new CCPP in the Żerań CHP Plant is an important investment in the Polish power sector, which is essential to improve the power safety of the Warsaw metropolitan area. Its high-performance and cutting-edge gas-fired technologies will allow the new CCPP to satisfy the most demanding European environmental protection criteria, i.e. the requirements under the Industrial Emissions Directive and BAT. The project will noticeably improve the quality of air in the capital city, increasing the living comfort of local communities – stated Wojciech Dąbrowski, the President of PGNiG TERMIKA SA.

“Being a technology leader, the MHPS Group of Companies is ideally equipped for tomorrow’s energy needs, especially when it comes to developing reliable and high-quality products”, stated Satoshi Uchida, Chief Executive Officer of MHPS Europe “This helps our clients to achieve the highest efficiency and lowest emissions when utilizing fossil fuels.”

Rainer Kiechl, Executive Vice President of MHPS Europe and Chief Executive Officer of the MHPS subsidiary in Duisburg, Germany, emphasized that “the success of this project is the joint achievement of the whole European and Japanese team”.

Moreover, he stressed the importance of the Polish market for MHPS in Europe: “Following the contracts for the hard coal-powered Power Unit Kozienice 11 and brown coal-powered Power Unit Turów 11, the Żerań CHP Plant is the third biggest project carried out in Poland in recent years”. In addition to being an example of great competences held by MHPS, it shows the trust of Polish clients placed in MHPS technologies. He also added: “We will expend every effort to repay this trust”.

“The experience gathered so far from the great cooperation of the consortium members guarantees that the project will be carried out in accordance with the assumed performance and time frames” – said Antoni Józwowicz, the President of Polimex – Mostostal S.A.

A long term service agreement (LTSA) for the turbine section is included in the overall contract. It is the first major order for MHPS of this kind in Poland.

Plant performance:

  • net electric power output - 490 MWe
  • maximum thermal power output - 326 MWt

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Representatives from PGNiG TERMIKA S.A., Mitsubishi Hitachi Power Systems Europe GmbH, Mitsubishi Hitachi Power Systems, Ltd., Mitsubishi Hitachi Power Systems Europe, Ltd., and Polimex-Mostostal S.A. signing the contract for the new combined-cycle power plant in Warsaw.