Construction Works Commenced at the Turów Power Plant

News date: December 1, 2014
Construction Works Commenced at the Turów Power Plant

The project worth net PLN 3 billion 250 million will be carried out by the consortium of the following companies: Mitsubishi Hitachi Power Systems Europe GmbH (consortium leader, with 55.38% of shares), Budimex SA (consortium partner, with 22.31% of shares) and Tecnicas Reunidas SA (consortium partner, with 22.31% of shares).

The scope of Budimex works includes:

  • design,
  • construction and installation works, including the delivery of steel structures,
  • deliveries and installation of the electrical part and installation of measurement and control, as well as I&C equipment,
  • construction of the cooling system using a cooling tower with a system of discharge of treated flue gases,
  • installation of the ash disposal and deslagging system,
  • other deliveries and works related to auxiliary systems.

Upon receiving the decision to start the works, the company will undertake design works and the preparation of the area of the construction site and temporary facilities. Foundations of demolished cooling towers will be dismantled as well.
After the design stage, finishing dismantling, demolition and relocation works, Budimex will start construction works, i.e. earth works and foundations.

“This is a very important contract for us as we want to take part in constructing and modernizing the power infrastructure in our country. We are happy to work in a consortium with our reputable partners for such an important client,” said Dariusz Blocher, the President of Budimex SA.

Meanwhile, the company is also searching for other power supply-related contracts. It has been analysing planned projects thoroughly and has made a bid in various tender procedures in the energy industry. As a consequence, Budimex plans to increase its headcount of power supply sector specialists.

The contract for the construction of a new power generating unit of net electrical capacity of 450 MWe (megawatts of electric power) including the installation of a supercritical once-through boiler, a condensation turbine with a generator and a wet flue gas desulphurisation system, was concluded on 10 July 2014. The consortium was given 56 months for this project, starting with the day of ordering the works to be started.

The new unit is one of the projects of the ambitious investment programme of PGE Capital Group with the total value of ca PLN 50 billion, which will significantly limit the environmental impact of the Company through a material reduction of emissions of carbon dioxide, sulphur dioxide, nitric oxides and dust. In 2014–2020, for the construction of new production assets and modernization of the current ones, the Group wants to spend ca PLN 30 billion.