Alstom, Levallois-Perret Cedex, France, has signed contracts worth approximately $1.7 billion to supply two 900 MW units to Polish utility Polska Grupa Energetyczna (PGE). The contracts are with Polimex, Rafako and Mostostal Warsawa, members of the consortium in charge of the project.
The contracts involve units 5 and 6 for a new ultra-supercritical (USC) coal-fired power plant in Opole in southwestern Poland. Once operational, it will be the country’s largest coal-fueled facility and will supply electricity to the equivalent of two million homes. Unit 5 is due to enter commercial operation in 2018 and Unit 6 in 2019.