Another 45 megawatts to power Polish households
February 2016 - GE’s Power Services business has secured orders valued approximately at €40 million with PGE GiEK S.A., (PGE Group - the largest utility in Poland), to upgrade generator and steam turbine asset at the Turow Power Plant. The upgrades will result in a combined 45 megawatt output increase, which is the equivalent of powering about 130.000 Polish households.
Under the terms of the agreement with PGE GiEK S.A., GE will upgrade three 50WT20H-100 generators and three 13CK230 steam turbines to extend equipment lifetime by at least 150,000 hours - about 20 years - and increase the availability of the turbosets to 97 percent in the first year of operation and above 98 percent in the next year.
It’s not the first time GE has cooperated with PGE. We recently provided wind turbines for both the Karwice Wind Farm and the Lotnisko Wind Farm. We are pleased that PGE again chosen to work with our GE team to support the needs of our communities in Poland.
The upgrade is scheduled to begin with the shutdown of the first unit in April 2017, and the commissioning of the last unit is scheduled for January 2020. Through this project we are able to participate in the developing of a diversified mix of energy sources of the Polish energy sector.