Turnkey CHP In Poland
138 MW plant to run on local natural gas; includes long-term service agreement
Siemens Energy will build a turnkey combined heat and power plant in Gorzów, a city in western Poland, for investor Polish energy utility PGE GiEK S.A. The Gorzów plant will replace a currently used coal-fired block at the same location and will have an electric capacity of 138 MW and a thermal capacity of 90 MW.
The order value for Siemens, which includes a long-term, 12-year service agreement for the main components, is estimated at €160 million.
Within the scope of turnkey construction, Siemens will deliver two SGT-800 gas turbines, one SST-400 steam turbine, three 11 kV generators and two heat recovery steam generators (HRSG). Siemens said that thanks to combined heat and power, the plant’s fuel efficiency rating will be 84%.
Compared to the old coal-fired power plant, the new plant will produce 95% less sulfur dioxide (SO2) emissions, more than 30% less nitrogen dioxide (NO2) emissions, and more than 95% less particulate matter (PM) emissions, the company said.
The Gorzów plant will be fired with nitrogen-rich natural gas from local reserves – this type of gas has a lower calorific value than conventional natural gas. Commissioning is planned for early 2016.