Coal-Fired Plants in Poland - Slaskie

Bedzin
Location: Slaskie
Operator: Elektrocieplownia Bedzin SA
Configuration: 1 X 81.5 MW CHP
Operation: 1975
Fuel: bituminous coal
Boiler supplier: Rafako
T/G supplier: Zamech, Dolmel
Quick facts: All electricity from Bedzin is sold to Enion SA. Hot water is sold to the local heating company Przedsiebiorstwo Energetyki Cieplnej Dabrowa Gornicza SA and steam is sold to several industrial and commercial customers.

Photograph courtesy of www.elektrownie.com.pl
Posted 17 Aug 2005

Blachowina
Location: Slaskie
Operator: PKE Elektrownia Blachownia SA
Configuration: 3 X 55 MW
Operation: 1958-1960
Fuel: bituminous coal, coke-oven gas
Boiler supplier: Pauker
T/G supplier: Siemens

Photograph courtesy of www.elektrownie.com.pl
Posted 17 Aug 2005

Czestochowa
Location: Slaskie
Operator: Fortum Czestochowa SA
Configuration: 1 X 64 MW CHP
Operation: 2010
Fuel: bituminous coal, biomass
Boiler supplier: FW
T/G supplier: Alstom
EPC: ILF Beratende Ingenieure ZT GmbH
Quick facts: On 22 Sep 2010, Fortum inaugurated this €135mn CHP. Biomass accounts for about 25% of heat input. Częstochowa CHP plant is Fortum’s first plant in Poland producing electricity and heat. All electricity production is sold on the open market. Heat output is 120 MWt.

Photograph courtesy of Fortum
Posted 3 Oct 2010

Elcho
Location: Slaskie
Operator: ELCHO Sp zoo
Configuration: 2 X 110 MW CHP
Operation: 2003
Fuel: bituminous coal
Boiler supplier: FW
T/G supplier: Siemens
EPC: FW
Quick facts: This fluidized-bed plant was developed by PSEG Global at a site 8km northwest of Katowice in Silesia. The new plant is adjacent to and replaced Elektrownia Chorzów, which had a CHP dating to the early 1950s. At completion, this project represented Poland’s largest IPP financing and it has a 20yr PPA with Polskie Sieci Elektroenergetyczne for 100% of the electric output. The local heating company, Przedsiebiorstwo Energetyki Cieplnej buys the thermal output. In May 2006, CEZ acquired PSEG’s interests in Elcho (89%) and Skawina (75%) for €180mn.

Photograph courtesy of ELCHO Sp zoo
Posted 3 Jun 2006

Halemba
Location: Slaskie
Operator: PKE Elektrownia Halemba SA
Configuration: 4 X 50 MW CHP
Operation: 1962-1963 (ret)
Fuel: bituminous coal
Boiler supplier: Rafako
T/G supplier: Skoda, Zamech, Dolmel
EPC: Energoprojekt
Quick facts: This plant in Ruda Slaska uses local coal and supplies heat to a local housing estate. A power project here was started by the Germans in 1943 but never completed. The current plant was built in about 4yrs at a cost of PLN 1bn. It was retired in 2012.

Photograph by Ludek (wikimedia)
Posted 2 Feb 2010

Jaworzno-II Rebuild
Location: Slaskie
Operator: PKE
Elektrownia Jaworzno III
Configuration: 1 X 60 MW, 2 X 70 CHP
Operation: 1998
Fuel: bituminous coal
Boiler supplier: FW, Podoloski
T/G supplier: Zamech, Electrosila, Dolmel
Quick facts: The original plant was completed from 1953-1962. The rebuild involved the addition of two CFB boilers, new turbines, and other equipment from 1997-2003.

Photograph courtesy of PKE Elektrownia Jaworzno III
Posted 7 Dec 2006

Jaworzno-III
Location: Slaskie
Operator: PKE Elektrownia Jaworzno III
Configuration: 5 X 225 MW, 1 X 220 MW CHP
Operation: 1977-1979
Fuel: bituminous coal
Boiler supplier: Rafako
T/G supplier: Zamech, Dolmel
Quick facts: The first power generation at this site was in 1898 when two 160-kW units were installed at the Fryderyk August coal mine. By 1959, Jaworzno I reached 157 MW of installed capacity. It was retired in 1998. Jaworzno III has been modernized and retrofit with advanced emissions control equipment. The stack is 300m high.

Photograph courtesy of PKE Elektrownia Jaworzno III
Posted 6 Dec 2003

Lagisza
Location: Slaskie
Operator: PKE Elektrownia Lagiska
Configuration: 7 X 120 MW
Operation: 1963-1967
Fuel: bituminous coal
Boiler supplier: Rafako
T/G supplier: GEC, Zamech, Dolmel

Photograph courtesy of PKE Elektrownia Lagiska
Posted 26 Nov 2003

Lagisza-III
Location: Slaskie
Operator: PKE Elektrownia Lagiska
Configuration: 1 X 460 MW
Operation: 2009
Fuel: bituminous coal, biomass
Boiler supplier: Foster Wheeler
T/G supplier: Alstom
EPC: Foster Wheeler, Alstom
Quick facts: This was the world’s first supercritical CFB power plant. The contract was signed on 30 Dec 2002, engineering NTP was given 1 Mar 2003, and full construction NTP was on 31 Dec 2005. The unit went into operation on 7 Jul 2009. Metso Automation provided a complete DCS system based on metsoDNA technology. The boiler can burn biomass and the design also included an option to burn coal slurry. Lagisza III cost about €400mn.

Photograph courtesy of Foster Wheeler
Posted 11 Jul 2009

Laziska
Location: Slaskie
Operator: PKE Elektrownia Laziska
Configuration: 2 X 120 MW, 4 X 225 MW
Operation: 1967-1972
Fuel: bituminous coal
Boiler supplier: Babcock Power, Rafako
T/G supplier: Zamech, Dolmel

Photograph courtesy of PKE Elektrownia Laziska
Posted 20 Nov 2003

Miechowice
Location: Slaskie
Operator: Zespol Elektrocieplowni Bytom SA
Configuration: 2 X 55 MW CHP, 1 X 15 MW
Operation: 1954-1998
Fuel: bituminous coal, coke-oven gas
Boiler supplier: Brno
T/G supplier: Zamech, Alsthom, Skoda
Quick facts: The 15-MW condensing set was added in 1998 to work in conjunction with Unit-2. The plant has four boilers equipped with four ESPs and two baghouses.

Photograph by Adam Dziura (wikimedia)
Posted 27 Aug 2006

Rybnik
Location: Slaskie
Operator: Elektrownia Rybnik SA
Configuration: 8 X 215 MW
Operation: 1972-1978
Fuel: hard coal
Boiler supplier: Rafako
T/G supplier: Zamech, LMZ, Dolmel, Electrosila
Quick facts: This is the biggest power station in Upper Silesia with annual output of about 9 TWh.  It is majority owned by Electricite de France. The stacks are 260m high.

Photograph courtesy of Elektrownia Rybnik SA
Posted 18 Nov 2004

Tychy-II
Location: Slaskie
Operator: EC Tychy SA
Configuration: 1 X 40 MW CHP
Operation: 2002
Fuel: coal
Boiler supplier: B&W
T/G supplier: Skoda
EPC: Fortum Engineering Polska
Quick facts: The CFB boiler has 90 MWe equivalent output.

Photograph courtesy of EC Tychy SA
Posted 18 Nov 2004

Abbreviations

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

Updated 18-Mar-2015

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