Blachownia power station
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Blachownia power station is a power station in Kędzierzyn-Koźle, Opolskie, Poland with multiple units of varying statuses none of which are currently operating.
Table 1: Project-level location details
|Plant name||Location||Coordinates (WGS 84)|
|Blachownia power station||Kędzierzyn-Koźle, Kędzierzyn-Koźle, Opolskie, Poland||50.355744, 18.291242 (exact)|
The map below shows the exact location of the power station.
Unit-level coordinates (WGS 84):
- Unit 4, Unit 6, Unit 3: 50.355744, 18.291242
- New Phase: 50.783333, 18.966667
Table 2: Unit-level details
|Unit name||Status||Fuel(s)||Capacity (MW)||Technology||Start year||Retired year|
|Unit 4||retired||coal - bituminous||55||subcritical||1959||2014|
|New Phase||cancelled||coal - bituminous||910||unknown||–||–|
|Unit 6||retired||coal - bituminous||55||subcritical||1960||2014|
|Unit 3||retired||coal - bituminous||55||subcritical||1958||2014|
Table 3: Unit-level ownership and operator details
|Unit 4||TAURON Wytwarzanie SA [100.0%]|
|New Phase||TAURON Wytwarzanie SA, TAURON Polska Energia SA, KGHM|
|Unit 6||TAURON Wytwarzanie SA [100.0%]|
|Unit 3||TAURON Wytwarzanie SA [100.0%]|
The power station is a 3 x 55 MW subcritical coal plant, completed in 1958-1960. It was retired in 2014.
In March 2010, Tauron Polska Energia and its subsidiary Poludniowy Koncern Energetyczny signed an agreement with KGHM Polska Miedz on setting up a company "Elektrownia Blachownia Nowa" to build a coal power plant with a capacity of 910 MW at the premises of the Elektrownia Blachownia power station in Kedzierzyn-Kozle.
In 2012 Tauron and KGHM set up a special purpose vehicle (SPV) to instead build a combined-cycle 850 MW gas-fired power station. The investment costs were estimated at some PLN $3.5 billion and the project was to be put online in 2017. In 2013 the companies decided to temporarily suspend the project, extending the estimated project completion date to 2021.
Articles and Resources
- "Coal-Fired Plants in Poland - Slaskie," Industcards, accessed April 2016
- "Poland: Tauron signs agreement with KGHM on building power unit," Polish News Bulletin, 23 March 2010
- "Tauron power, KGHM copper postpone Blachownia power plant project completion to 2021," WSE Infospace, Oct 10, 2013.
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