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Alstom takes on Poland’s largest coal-fired project

Alstom (Euronext:à‚ ALO), the French construction and engineering firm, is to get Poland‘s stalled Opole coal-fired power plant back on track.

It was announced on Saturday that that Alstom will take over coordinating the project to build two 900 MW coal-fired units in Poland, taking over some work from local firms.

Polish utility PGE is under pressure to revive the plant, with concerns growing for the country’s energy security.

Poland faces potential power shortages from 2017, but the country’s biggest power generator, had scrapped the project, citing low power prices.

Alstom will work alongside local construction firms Rafako , Polimex-Mostostal and Mostostal Warszawa to bring the project to fruition.

PGE has said it will spend $3.83bn on building the power plant according to Reuters.

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