Coal- and Lignite-Fired Plants in the Czech Republic
Actherm Chomutov
Location: Usti nad Labem
Operator: ACTHERM spol sro
Configuration: 1 X 6 MW, 1 X 20 MW CHP
Fuel: coal
Operation: ?? - 2009
Boiler supplier: ??
T/G supplier: Ekol
Quick facts: Energy services company Actherm acquired the Chomutov CHP plant out of bankruptcy in 1998. Unit-2 went online in Oct 2009 having cost Kc 274mn.

Photograph courtesy of ACTHERM spol sro
Posted 1 Aug 2015

Chvaletice
Location: Pardubický
Operator: Severní energetická as
Configuration: 4 X 200 MW
Fuel: brown coal
Operation: 1977-1978
Boiler supplier: VZKG
T/G supplier: Skoda
Quick facts: In 1997/98, Chvaletice was fitted with FGD systems supplied by a consortium of IVO International Ltd, Hitachi Ltd, and Itochu Corp. A single desulphurization unit serves a pair of units and exhausts into the cooling towers. The stack is 305m tall, the highest free-standing structure in the Czech Republic. The plant was sold to Severní energetická (formerly Litvínovská uhelná as) in Sep 2012 to settle long-running market competion investigation by the EC. The sale was for 4.12 bn Kč and ČEZ will also receive 90% of the market value of carbon dioxide allowances allocated to the plant .

Photograph courtesy of CEZ as
Re-posted 10 Apr 2013

Detmarovice
Location: Moravskoslezský
Operator: CEZ as
Configuration: 4 X 200 MW CHP
Fuel: bituminous coal, natural gas, oil
Operation: 1975-1976
Boiler supplier: VZKG
T/G supplier: Skoda
EPC: Energoprojekt, VOKD
Quick facts: Fuel is low-sulfur black coal from the Ostrava-Karviná Mines. Detmarovice has been retrofit with FGD, a new I&C system from Siemens and a turbine vibration monitor system from Bruel and Kjaer.

Photograph courtesy of CEZ as
Posted 15 Feb 2006

Hodonin
Location: Jihomoravský
Operator: CEZ as
Configuration: 2 X 50 MW (ret), 2 X 55 MW CHP
Fuel: brown coal, biomass
Operation: 1954-1958
Boiler supplier: ZVU Hradec Králové, AE&E
T/G supplier: Skoda
Quick facts: This plant was installed near a lignite mine and the Morava River. Units 1&2 were the first 50-MW units installed in Czechoslovakia. When two 55-MW sets were completedi n 1958, Hodonin was the largest power station in the country. From 1992-1997, two CFB boilers from AE&E were installed at the plant and Units 3&4 reconstructed to new ratings of 40 MW and 60 MW, respectively. The new CFB boielrs co-fire biomass.

Photograph courtesy of CEZ as
Posted 29 Sep 2004

Kladno
Location: Středočeský
Operator: Alpiq Generation (CZ) sro
Configuration: 2 X 135 MW, 1 X 28 MQW, 1 X 6.3 MW CHP, 1 X 67 MW GT8C gas turbine, 1 X 45 MW LM6000PD
Fuel: brown coal, natural gas
Operation: 1976-2000
Boiler supplier: ABB, CKD, FW
T/G supplier: CKD, Skoda, ABB
EPC: ABB, Skoda
Quick facts: The first Kladno expansion project was originally developed by NRG Energy, El Paso Energy, Mosbacher Power, and TECO Power Services with the Czech distribution company Stredoceska Energeticka. In 2002, NRG Energy sold its 44.5% share to Atel and in 2003, Atel purchased the  44.5% shares of the other foreign owners. STE holds the remaining 11%. The project was divided into two parts – the renovation and reconstruction of existing facilities and the construction of new plant. The total project cost was $400mn, one of the largest foreign investments to that date in the Czech Republic. Construction on a 135-MW extension unit got underway in May 2011 and completed in Aug 2014.

Photograph courtesy of Alpiq Generation (CZ) sro
Re-posted 25 May 2011

Kolin
Location: Středočeský
Operator: Dalkia Kolín
Configuration: 1 X 4 MW, 1 X 12 MW, 1 X 560 kW CHP
Fuel: brown coal, natural gas
Operation: ??
Boiler supplier: ??
T/G supplier: ??
Quick facts: From 1994-1995, the older stoker boilers at Kolin were changed-out for CFB units. After a contest, local schoolchildren selected a new butterfly motif for Kolin CHP stack and it was repainted in Sep 2011.

Photograph courtesy of Elektrarna Kolin as
Posted 11 Feb 2007

Komorany
Location: Ústecký
Operator: United Energy as
Configuration: 6 X 32 MW CHP, 1 X 22 MW
Fuel: brown coal
Operation: 1949-1998
Boiler supplier: ??
T/G supplier: Skoda
Quick facts: From 1994-1995, the older stoker boilers at Komorany were changed-out for CFB units. In 2006, Skoda supplied a replacement 35-MW back-pressure T/G set to Komorany.

Photograph courtesy of United Energy as
Posted 17 Dec 2006

Ledvice
Location: Ústecký
Operator: CEZ as
Configuration: 4  X 110 MW, 1 X 200 MW CHP
Fuel: brown coal
Operation: 1966
Boiler supplier: VZKG, ABB
T/G supplier: Skoda
Quick facts: This minemouth PS is in the foothills of the Krusne Mountains between the spa towns of Teplice and Bilina. Fuel is from the Bilinia mine. Unit-4 was repowered with a CFB boiler in 1998. Units-1 was closed in Feb 1994 and Unit-5 was closed in Dec 1998. Units 2&3 were refrofit with FGD systems in 1996.

Photograph courtesy of CEZ as
Re-posted 5 Feb 2014

Ledvice-II
Location: Ústecký
Operator: CEZ as
Configuration: 1 X 660 MW
Fuel: brown coal
Operation: 2015
Boiler supplier: Alstom, Tlmace
T/G supplier: Skoda, Siemens
EPC: Skoda
Quick facts: In Oct 2007, CEZ signed contracts with Alstom Power and Skoda Praha for the USC boiler and turbine, respectively, for Ledvice-II. In Sep 2008, AE&E was contracted to equip the unit with for a wet limestone FGD system while ZVVZ built the electrostatic precipitator. The new block was originally scheduled to operate in 2010, and then slipped to December 2012. However, significant issues with the boiler welding attributed to new high-temperature metallurgy and common to other recent new-builds in Europe, delayed planned hand-over again. In Mar 2013, the budget for Ledvice-II was reported to be K35bn.

Photograph by certovokopytko (rajce.idnes.cz)
Posted 5 Feb 2014

Melnik 2&3
Location: Středočeský
Operator: CEZ as
Configuration: 4 X 110 MW, 1 X 500 MW
Fuel: brown coal
Operation: 1970-1980
Boiler supplier: Brno, Tlmace, VZKG
T/G supplier: Skoda
Quick facts: Melnik-III is the largest coventional steam-electric unit in the Czech Republic. Two of the 110-MW sets were retired in 1998 while the remaining two were extensively refit. The largest stack is 270m tall.

Photograph courtesy of CEZ as
Posted 18 Feb 2006

Olomouc
Location: Olomoucký
Operator: Dalkia Ceska Republika as
Configuration: 1 X 40 MW CFB
Fuel: coal, brown coal
Operation: 1999
Boiler supplier: FW
T/G supplier: Skoda
EPC: IVO

Photograph courtesy of Foster Wheeler Corp
Posted 2 Jun 2001

Otrokovice
Location: Zlinsky
Operator: Teplarny Otrokovice as
Configuration: 2 X 25 MW CHP
Fuel: coal
Operation: 1970
Boiler supplier: Tlmace
T/G supplier: CKD
Quick facts: The main electricity customer for this PS is Continental Barum. The plant was acquired by Lama Energy in 2013.

Photograph courtesy of Teplarny Otrokovice as
Posted 1 Aug 2015

Opatovice
Location: Pardubický
Operator: Elektrarny Opatovice as
Configuration: 6  X 60 MW
Fuel: brown coal
Operation: 1958-1959
Boiler supplier: VZKG
T/G supplier: Skoda
Quick facts: This CHP plant was sold to International Power plc in 1997. It was retrofit with wet limestone FGD systems.

Photograph courtesy of Elektrarny Opatovice AS
Posted 5 Jan 2005

Planá nad Lužnicí
Location: Jihocesky
Operator: C-Energy Bohemia s.r.o.
Configuration: 1  X 46.5 MW
Fuel: brown coal, biomass
Operation: 1999
Boiler supplier: Dukla
T/G supplier: Skoda
Quick facts: This heating plant was built from 1961–1969. A fourth boiler was added in 2001. From 2005, some biofuel briquettes were added to the fuel mix. The plant's original two steam T/G sets were replaced by the current machine in 1998/99.

Photograph courtesy of C-Energy Bohemia s.r.o.
Posted 28 Apr 2013

Plzen Skoda
Location: Plzeň
Operator: Plzeňská energetika as
Configuration: 1  X 32 MW, 1 X 33 MW, 1 X 26 MW CHP
Fuel: brown coal
Operation: 1960-1997
Boiler supplier: ??
T/G supplier: ??
Quick facts: This CHP plant was sold to International Power plc in 1997. It was retrofit with wet limestone FGD systems.

Photograph courtesy of Plzeňská energetika as
Posted 19 Feb 2011

Pocerady
Location: Ústecký
Operator: CEZ as
Configuration: 6 X 200 MW
Fuel: brown coal
Operation: 1970-1977
Boiler supplier: VZKG
T/G supplier: Skoda
Quick facts: These were the first-generation 200-MW sets in the CR. Skoda. Unit-1 was retired in 1993. Coal is delivered by rail, mostly from the Lezaky Most surface mine. Some of the units have been retrofit with wet limestone FGD systems built by Hoogovens. A gypsum plant was built nearby by a joint venture with Knauf.

Photograph courtesy of CEZ as
Posted 18 Feb 2006

Porici
Location: Královéhradecký
Operator: CEZ as
Configuration: 3  X 55 MW
Fuel: hard coal, brown coal
Operation: 1957-1958
Boiler supplier: FW
T/G supplier: Skoda
Quick facts: In the 1970s, this plant was reconstructed to supply heat to nearby towns. Three existing 55-MW sets were repowered with two ACFB boilers by a consortium of Foster Wheeler and CNIM. The local hard coal is high ash but low sulfur.

Photograph courtesy of CEZ as
Posted 1 Apr 2006

Tisova
Location: Karlovasky
Operator: CEZ as
Configuration: 4 X 50 MW, 3 X 100 MW
Fuel: brown coal
Operation: 1958-1961
Boiler supplier: Tlmace, Lurgi
T/G supplier: Skoda
Quick facts: The 50-MW sets were repowered with CFB boilers and the 100-MW sets are out of service.

Photograph courtesy of CEZ as
Posted 3 Oct 2004

Prunerov
Location: Ústecký
Operator: CEZ as
Configuration: 6 X 110 MW, 5 X 210 MW
Fuel: brown coal
Operation: 1966-1982
Boiler supplier: Rafako
T/G supplier: Skoda, Zamech
Quick facts: Prunerov is the largest fossil power station in the Czech Republic and is on the western edge of the North-Bohemian brown coal basin. Between 1987 and 1992, four of the Prunerov I units underwent extensive reconstruction and the remaining two units were decommissioned in the early 1990's. Prunerov II also supplies heat to the towns of Chomutov, Jirkov, and Klasterec nad Ohri.

Photograph courtesy of CEZ as
Posted 18 Feb 2006

Tusimice-II
Location: Ústecký
Operator: CEZ as
Configuration: 4 X 200 MW CHP
Fuel: brown coal
Operation: 1974-1975
Boiler supplier: VZKG
T/G supplier: Skoda
Quick facts: Tusimice is supplied with brown coal via belt conveyor from the Nastup Tusimice Mines. Chiyoda retrofit wet limestone FGD scrubbers and ABB rebuilt the I&C system, both in the 1994-1997 timeframe. The stack in the photo was 300m tall and is now demolished (see next photo).

Photograph courtesy of CEZ as
Posted 3 Oct 2004

Tusimice-II
Location: Ústecký
Operator: CEZ as
Configuration: 4 X 200 MW CHP
Fuel: brown coal
Operation: 1974-1975
Boiler supplier: VZKG
T/G supplier: Skoda
Quick facts: In Jun 2006, Viktovice Power Engineering signed a contract with Skoda for a comprehensive refit of Tusimice-II. This included boiler rebuilds, the installation of Chiyoda FGD scrubbers, demolition of the stack, and ducting of the FGD exhaust into the natural draft towers.

Photograph courtesy of Vítkovice Power Engineering as
Posted 1 Mar 2014

   
Zlín
Location: Zlinsky
Operator: Alpiq Generation (CZ) sro
Configuration: 1 X 5.25 MW (ret), 1 X 6 MW, 1 X 25 MW, 1 X 30 MW CHP
Fuel: brown coal, hard coal
Operation: 1938-2002
Boiler supplier: PBS, CKD Dukla, ABB, Tlmace
T/G supplier: PBS, ABB, Skoda
EPC: Tlmace
Quick facts: This plant was acquired by Cinergy Corp in 1998 and sold to Atel in Dec 2005. The larger T/G sets are supplied by two CFB boilers installed in 1996 and 2002, respectively. This is the main heating plant for the city of Zlín.

Photograph courtesy of Alpiq Generation (CZ) sro
Posted 21 Jan 2014

Abbreviations

Data: industcards, Platts UDI World Electric Power Plants Data Base

Updated 01-Aug-2015

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