Jaworzno power station

From Global Energy Monitor

Jaworzno Power Station consists of three sets of coal plants: the retired Jaworzno I, the rebuilt 200 MW Jaworzno II, and the 2,255 MW Jaworzno III in Jaworzno, Poland.


The undated satellite photo below shows the power station in Jaworzno.

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The power station is owned by the Tauron Group (TAURON Polska Energia SA holding).[1]

Jaworzno I and II

The first two generators of Jaworzno I were installed in 1898 with the capacity of 320kW for the purpose of lighting the neighboring coal mines and homes. In 1959, after modernization the power station's capacity reached 157 MW. Construction of the Jaworzno II Power Station started in the 1940s, and by 1953 the first two generating units became operational. In 1956, the Jaworzno Power Station II reached the capacity of 300MW. Jaworzno I was decommissioned in 1998.[2]

Jaworzno II Rebuild

The rebuild of Jaworzno II involved the addition of new CFB boilers, new turbines, and other equipment in 1998. Jaworzno II now consists of one 60 MW and two 70 MW units, commissioned in 1998.[2]

Jaworzno III Plant

Construction of the Jaworzno III Power Station started in 1972 and the generating units were commissioned in 1977–1978. In 1995, all three stations were combined into a state-owned company called Elektrownia Jaworzno III. In 2000, the Elektrownia Jaworzno III became part of PKE SA. Jaworzno III has an installed electrical generating capacity of 6 x 225 MW.[1]

Jaworzno III Expansion (Unit 7)

In May 2010 a tender to build a new unit at the Jaworzno Power Plant was announced, originally planned for 2018.[3][4] The station would have a generating capacity of 910 MW and would burn more than 2.7 million tons of coal annually, producing more than 4.7 million tons of CO2.[5][6]

In 2013 the tender was granted to a consortium of Chinese companies (CNEEC/COVEC). Two appeals were filed against Tauron due to alleged irregularities in the tendering procedure: that the new unit does not hold an International Plant Protection Convention (IPPC) permit, nor are there ongoing administrative proceedings concerning permissions for the accompanying infrastructure.[5] In October 2013 contractor Rafako dropped North China Power Engineering (NCPE) and China Power Engineering Consulting Group Corporation (CPECC) from its consortium after the sides failed to agree terms of cooperation.[7]

In November 2013 Polish state development bank BGK signed a letter of intent to provide bank guarantees of PLN 4.4 billion for the project, which was expected to be completed in 2018.[7][8][9] In 2017, the Polish Development Fund committed to investing PLN 880 million in equity in the project.[10][11]

In February 2014 Tauron extended a deadline for signing a construction contract for the 910 MW unit at Jaworzno until April 30 due to problems with the project’s contractors, which have yet to secure bank guarantees for 10% of the contract value.[7]

In April 2014 Tauron signed a contract with a consortium consisting of engineering firm Rafako and construction firm Mostostal Warszawa for construction of the 910 MW unit. Construction is to take 59 months.[12]

In April 2018 it was reported that construction was on schedule, with operation still planned for 2019.[13]

Unit 7 was synchronized in November 2019, and is planned to go online on 31 January 2020.[14]

Damage to the plant's boiler during trial operations has led to a further delay in taking the plant online. Tauron said in May 2020 that it was aiming for the plant to start up in November 2020.[15] The plant was reported as operating in November 2020.[16]

Project Details of Unit 7

  • Sponsor: Tauron Group
  • Parent company:
  • Developer: Rafako, Mostostal Warszawa
  • Location: Jaworzno, Silesia, Poland
  • Coordinates: 50.20777,19.20972 (exact)
  • Status: Operating
  • Capacity: 910 MW[6]
  • Type: Supercritical
  • Start date: 2020
  • Coal Type: Hard coal
  • Coal Source:
  • Source of financing: BGK;[7][8][9] PLN 880 million in equity from the Polish Development Fund[10][11]

Articles and Resources


  1. 1.0 1.1 "History: We build modernity based on 100-year-long tradition," Tauron website, accessed Sep. 2012.
  2. 2.0 2.1 BANKTRACK: Jaworzno coal power plant, Poland
  3. "New unit of Jaworzno Power Plant (nowy blok elektrowni Jaworzno)," BankTrack, accessed March 2013.
  4. "Power group Tauron again puts off deadline for EUR 1.1bn Jaworzno unit," GoWarsaw.eu, August 13, 2012.
  5. 5.0 5.1 "New unit of Jaworzno Power Plant (nowy blok elektrowni Jaworzno)," BankTrack, updated Mar 24, 2014.
  6. 6.0 6.1 "Siemens Receives Order For Steam Power Plant Equipment From Poland," Power Online, June 13, 2014
  7. 7.0 7.1 7.2 7.3 "Power in Europe," Platts report, Issue 675, April 28, 2014 (subscription only).
  8. 8.0 8.1 "BGK: Bliżej gwarancji na Jaworzno i Opole". forsal.pl (in polski). 2013-11-28. Retrieved 2020-12-01.
  9. 9.0 9.1 "RAFAKO: Przystąpienie przez Bank Gospodarstwa Krajowego do listu intencyjnego dot. Projektu Jaworzno". Bankier.pl (in polski). 2013-11-27. Retrieved 2020-12-01.
  10. 10.0 10.1 www.fitchratings.com https://www.fitchratings.com/research/corporate-finance/fitch-affirms-poland-tauron-at-bbb-rates-new-hybrids-bb-17-04-2019. Retrieved 2020-12-01. Missing or empty |title= (help)
  11. 11.0 11.1 "PFR invests in a new unit of the Jaworzno power plant". June 6, 2017.
  12. "Polish energy giant signs 910 MW power unit deal," China.org.cn, Apr 18, 2014
  13. "Elektrownia Jaworzno: Budowa bloku energetycznego. Jet olbrzymi. ZOBACZ ZDJĘCIA I WIDEO z budowy," Strefa Biznesu, 12.04.2018
  14. "Synchronizacja bloku 910 MW w Elektrowni Jaworzno III jeszcze w listopadzie," WNP, 19-11-2019
  15. "Tauron delays its 910 MW coal-fired power unit at Jaworzno III (Poland)," Enerdata, May 6, 2020
  16. "Nowy blok Elektrowni Jaworzno został oddany do eksploatacji". BiznesAlert.pl. 2020-11-14. Retrieved 2020-12-17.

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