ABB consortium to refurbish coal-fired power plant in Poland

235-megawatt refurbishment of brown coal power station with new clean-combustion equipment will cut emissions and improve local environment

Zurich, Switzerland, September 2, 1997 - A consortium led by ABB, the international electrical engineering company, has signed an order from the Polish power company Elektrownia Turów to refurbish part of a large brown coal power plant in Bogatynia, Poland. The order with ABB and its consortium partner Foster Wheeler Pyropower Inc, of Clinton, New Jersey, USA, is valued at approximately US$ 200 million, of which the ABB part is over half. The order covers the rehabilitation of the power plant’s Unit 3, and follows a previous order with ABB in 1994 to refurbish Units 1 & 2. Financing will be provided by international banks and a consortium of Polish banks led by Bank Handlowy. Reconstruction work will start immediately and is scheduled for completion by July 2000.

ABB will supply the 235-megawatt steam turbine-generator set, the power plant control system and the complete electrical infrastructure equipment. ABB is also responsible for the engineering and management of the overall project.

The modernized plant will achieve high efficiency levels and incorporate advanced clean-combustion boilers to meet the latest environmental and emissions requirements set by the Polish authorities and Western European standards.

The project is undertaken jointly by ABB Power Generation, Switzerland, and ABB Zamech, Poland, both members of ABB’s global Power Generation Segment which employs more than 43,000 people worldwide with orders in 1996 of over US$ 10 billion. The ABB Group employs approximately 216,000 people with orders in 1996 of US$ 36 billion. (End)

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