GE’s Power Services business has secured orders valued at approximately €40 million with PGE Gornictwo i Energetyka Konwencjonalna SA (PGE GiEK SA), the largest utility in Poland, to upgrade generator and steam turbine assets at the Turow power plant. The upgrades will result in a combined 45 MW output increase.

Slawomir Zawada, president of PGE GiEK SA, commented "This project is extremely important for the power complex in Turow as well as for the local community: a lifetime extension, by 150 000 hours, of key equipment will allow us to utilise deposits of lignite from the Turow mine and simultaneously will help to secure current employment."
Under the terms of the agreement GE will upgrade three 50WT20H-100 generators and three 13CK230 steam turbines to extend equipment lifetime by at least 150 000 hours – about 20 years – increase the availability of the turbosets to 97 % in the first year of operation, and above 98 % in the following year. As well as the power increase the upgrade is expected to improve power plant efficiency by approximately 1.4 %.
The upgrade of the generator rotors and the manufacturing of new rods will take place in GE’s factory in Wroclaw, Poland. The steam turbine upgrade includes the delivery of new HP, IP and LP turbine inner modules, which will be manufactured in GE’s turbine factory in Elblag, Poland. The upgrade is scheduled to begin with the shutdown of the first unit in April 2017, and the commissioning of the last unit is scheduled for January 2020.