Explosion at Poland’s top power plant

No casualties have been reported after a coal dust explosion at Poland‘s 2.1 GW Turrow lignite power plant, which is owned by PGE, on Tuesday.
PGE Turrow lignite power plant
The subsequent fire caused a shutdown of three out of eight blocks at the plant, which is responsible for 7 per cent of the country’s power supply

The damage is expected to cause a major power deficit in the southwest of the country

“If the coal transportation system for blocks 5 and 6 is damaged then there might be a problem in southwestern Poland and the power shortage may by large,” said Roman Walkowiak, the plant’s director, according to Reuters.

Turow is one of Poland’s most modern plants after a complete make-over that finished in 2005.

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