Pulawy power station (Vattenfall)

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Pulawy power station (Vattenfall) was a proposed 1620-megawatt (MW) coal-fired power station in Poland.

An 800-900 MW gas-fired power station was proposed instead in 2012, which was later replaced by the 100 MW coal-fired Pulawy power station (Grupa Azoty) in 2017.

Location

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

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Background on Plant

Swedish-based Vattenfall proposed to build a 1620 MW coal-fired power plant in Pulawy through its Polish unit in 2008.[1] In 2010 it was reported that Vattenfall decided to cancel the project, along with a coal plant in Opalenie, but may continue plans with building a power block for its Warsaw-based Siekierki power & heat plant.[2]

The rights for the power project were transferred to ZA Puławy S.A. and PGE Górnictwo i Energetyka Konwencjonalna S.A. in 2011, who are 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 2017 it was reported that Grupa Azoty Pulawy (Azoty Group) had decided to build a 90-100 MW coal-burning power plant unit instead of the gas-fuelled unit which had been planned, the Pulawy power station (Grupa Azoty).[5]

Project Details of proposed coal plant

  • Sponsor: Vattenfall
  • Parent company:
  • Developer: Zaklady Azotowe Pulawy (ZAP)
  • Location: Pulawy, Lublin, Poland
  • Coordinates: 51.416443, 21.969309 (approximate)
  • Status: Cancelled (Cancelled as a coal plant; being built as a gas plant by Grupa Azoty Zakłady Azotowe PUŁAWY and PGE)
  • Capacity: 1620 MW
  • Type:
  • Start date:
  • Coal Type: Hard coal
  • Coal Source:
  • Source of financing:

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

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