France’s Alstom (Euronext: ALO) is set to join the Polish consortium of Rafako, Polimex-Mostostal and Mostostal Warszawa, which is to build a new coal-fired power plant at Opole for the country’s top utility Polska Grupa Energetyczna (PGE).


Details of Alstom’s role in the project are expected to be settled by the end of September, reports Reuters.

According to Bloomberg, project details have also yet to be finalised for the coal-fired power project, which will be worth $3.66bn.

PGE also said late Tuesday that it had reached an agreement on a 20-year coal supply deal worth up to $6.95bn with mining giant Kompania Weglowa.

The coal, which is to be supplied over 2018-2038, will fuel two planned 900-MW units at PGE’s Opole plant, it added in a statement.

The Opole power plant (pictured) in southwestern Poland currently has an installed capacity of 1492 MW

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