ZAP may switch planned 1,400MW power plant to gas from coal

By Dorothy Davis  

Zaklady Azotowe Pulawy SA (ZAP), Poland’s largest fertilizer maker, may use natural gas instead of coal in a planned 1,400-megawatt (MW) power plant, reports Bloomberg.

“We are in talks with a new partner, who is very interested in building a gas-fired power plant,” Wojciech Kozak, the company board member responsible for the project said in a phone interview with the news agency. “Initially our primary consideration was to use coal as fuel, now we’re focused on gas, although other options are not excluded.”

ZAP has been engaged in talks with a new partner for the facility after its initial collaborator, Vattenfall AB, sold its polish assets is September.

Kozak outlined that negotiations are expected to wrap in May or June, and the plant’s planned capacity may be reduced to 800 MW if gas is utilized. 

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