Elektrownia Ostroleka and GE Power have signed the contract to build Ostroleka C, a 1000 MW ultra-supercritical coal power plant in the northeast of Poland. GE Power will design and build the power plant and manufacture and deliver the ultra-supercritical technology components – boiler and steam turbine generator – ensuring the highest efficiency level possible with current technology at 46%. This will be the highest efficiency of any steam power plant in Poland, and well above the global average of 33%. It represents a 26% reduction in carbon dioxide emissions for each MW produced. GE Power will also supply air quality control systems that meet with the latest EU standards in terms of local emissions.
“Through enhanced load flexibility, this plant will help stabilise the grid and support the growth of renewables,” said Andreas Lusch, CEO of GE’s Steam Power. “Ostroleka C will have the best-in-class technology to respond to today’s changing energy landscape.”
The Ostroleka plant technology, says GE, will be specifically designed for operational flexibility to improve start time, start fuel, ramp-up and turn-down rate, and minimum load. The plant will reach full load in less than 30 minutes. It is expected to start operations in 2023, within 56 months of receiving notice to proceed.