GE to provide natural gas-fired turbine to power plant in Poland

GE (NYSE: GE) will supply advanced gas turbine technology for a new 450 MW combined-cycle power plant in Stalowa Wola, Poland. The plant will be owned by Elektrocieplownia Stalowa Wola, a joint venture between Polish utility Tauron and PGNiG, a state-owned national gas and oil company.

GE will provide a Frame 9F 5-series gas turbine and generator to Abengoa, the engineering, procurement and construction contractor for the Stalowa Wola project. GE also has signed a separate contract with Abengoa to provide maintenance services for the plant for 12 years.

The facility is expected to begin commercial service in May of 2015. It will have a capacity of 449 MW of electricity and 240 MW of thermal power for heating and will operate at a thermal efficiency of nearly 60 percent.

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