Alstom to fit out Opole coal-fired units

Alstom (Euronext:à‚ ALO) has been awarded contracts to supply equipment for units 5 and 6 of the new $1.68bn ultra-supercritical (USC) coal-fired power plant in Opole, Poland.

The contracts were awarded by a consortium comprising Polimex, Rafako and Mostostal Warsawa, which is responsible for the supply of two 900 MW units to Polish utility Polska Grupa Energetyczna (PGE).

Under the contracts, the company will supply its proprietary USC technology, including USC boiler islands, the steam turbine generator islands, including the turbine hall equipment, as well as the air quality control systems.

In addition, the company will be responsible for overall project management and general design for this part, and will support the consortium members in their scope of work and contribute to the construction and commissioning of the units.

Once operational, the USC plant is expected to be the country’s largest coal-fuelled facility, and will supply electricity to the equivalent of two million homes.

The Unit 5 and 6 are scheduled to enter commercial operation in 2018 and 2019, respectively.

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