GDF Suez (Euronext: GSZ) has inaugurated a 205 MW biomass power plant in south Poland and claims it is the biggest 100 per cent biomass-fuelled facility in the world.

The plant at Polaneic is to provide electricity for 600 000 households and is powered by a mix of tree-farming product and agri-fuels.
GDF SUEZ

It is located at the site of the utility’s existing 1780 MW coal/biomass co-fired thermal plant, GDF Suez Energia Polska.

Construction of the plant, dubbed ‘the Green Unit’, began in 2010, engineered by Tractebel Engineering. Foster Wheeler supplied a circulating fluidized bed boiler believed to be the largest ever deployed at a biomass power plant.

The plant is expected to make a major contribution to Poland’s target of 15 per cent renewable power generation by 2020.

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