• GE secures contract to build ultra-supercritical coal-fired plant in Poland

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      Patrick Lavery

      Combustion Industry News Editor

In further news regarding GE, the company has signed an agreement with Poland’s Elektrownia OstroÅ‚Ä™ka to design and build OstroÅ‚Ä™ka C, an ultra-super critical 1000 MW coal-fired power plant in the country’s north-east. The plant will have a design operating efficiency of 46%, well above the global average of 33%, meaning fewer CO2 emissions per MW output, and the plant will also meet the latest EU guidelines for the emissions of other pollutants. GE will supply the boiler and steam turbine generator for the plant, which will be designed to reach full load from start-up in less than 30 minutes, making it ready to fit in with a grid that will have higher levels of intermittent renewable energy generation in the future. The US$1.6 billion (€1.37 billion) plant is expected to be ready for operation in 2023.