Pulawy power station (Grupa Azoty)

From Global Energy Monitor

Pulawy power station (Grupa Azoty) is a proposed 100-megawatt (MW) coal-fired power station in Poland.

Location

The map below shows Pulawy, the approximate location where the plant would be built.

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Background on Plant

In 2008 Swedish-based Vattenfall proposed to build a 1620 MW coal-fired power plant in Pulawy through its Polish unit in 2008, the Pulawy power station (Vattenfall).[1] In 2010 it was reported that Vattenfall decided to cancel the project.[2]

In 2011 the rights for the power project were transferred to ZA Puławy S.A. and PGE Górnictwo i Energetyka Konwencjonalna S.A. (GiEK), who were pursuing plans for an 800-900 MW combined cycle natural gas plant instead.[3] On December 23, 2014, Grupa Azoty purchased 100% of the shares in Puławy Power Plant from PGE GiEK, and said it plans to build a 400 MW gas plant.[4]

In April 2017 it was reported that Grupa Azoty had decided to build a 90-100 MW coal-burning power plant unit instead of the 400 MW gas-fuelled unit which had been planned.[5] The company will announce a tender to build the plant in 2017. According to Polityka Insight, while Azoty Puławy said they cancelled the tender to build the gas unit because it was too large for its plants in Puławy, the decision was made when state-owned energy companies decided to financially support the merging of two coal companies, KHW and PGG.[6]

In July 2019, Grupa Azoty chose the offer of Polimex Mostostal, Polimex Energetyka, and SBB Energy to build the coal plant. Construction is planned to start in September 2019 and operation in the fourth quarter of 2022.[7] Construction began in October 2019.[8]

In September 2020 Inżynieria reported that construction on the plant was ongoing, but that there were questions over whether, once commissioned, the plant would be fueled by coal or switched to another fuel, given EU climate policies.[9]

Financing

In July 2015, BGK agreed to provide US$264 million in debt to finance the plant.[10]

Project Details of proposed coal plant

  • Sponsor: Grupa Azoty Pulawy
  • Parent company: Grupa Azoty
  • Developer:
  • Location: Pulawy, Lublin, Poland
  • Coordinates: 51.416443, 21.969309 (approximate)
  • Status: Construction
  • Capacity: 100 MW
  • Type: CHP
  • Start date: 2022
  • Coal Type:
  • Coal Source:
  • Source of financing: US$264 million in debt from BGK[10]

Resources and articles

References

  1. "Mapping CCS in Poland," Bellona Europa, Oct 2009.
  2. "Vattenfall Will Not Build Two Power Plants in Poland," The Warsaw Voice, October 11, 2010.
  3. "Pulawy power project enters its next stage," Pulawy, Sep 5, 2012.
  4. "Puławy Power Plant," Elektrownia Puławy, accessed January 2018
  5. "Poland - Factors to Watch Apr 5," Reuters, Apr 4, 2017
  6. "Energy report," Polityka Insight, April 2017
  7. "Zakłady Azotowe Puławy select the offer of the consortium headed by Polimex Mostostal for the construction of a new power unit". Polimex Mostostal. 2019-07-24. Retrieved 2020-01-13.
  8. "Ruszyła budowa nowego bloku energetycznego w Grupie Azoty Puławy," Grupa Azoty, 14.10.2019
  9. "Co dalej z elektrociepłownią w Puławach? Potrzebna decyzja". Inżynieria.com (in polski). 2020-09-16. Retrieved 2020-12-17.
  10. 10.0 10.1 Staff, Reuters (2015-07-02). "REFILE-Polish Grupa Azoty secures financing for Pulawy power plant project". Reuters. Retrieved 2020-12-01.

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