Hitachi, partner win power plant bid

Kyodo

Hitachi Ltd. and its Polish consortium partner have won an order to jointly build a thermal power generation facility for utility ENEA Wytwarzanie S.A. in Poland.

The order was awarded to Hitachi, Hitachi Power Europe GmbH and Polimex-Mostostal S.A. for power generation systems for a new unit at Kozienice Power Station, located 70 km southeast of Warsaw, and one of the country’s largest coal-fired thermal power plants.

Poland derives around 90 percent of its power from coal-powered plants, many of which were built in the 1960s and ’70s and will soon require replacement, Hitachi said Monday.

The order is for the No. 11 unit scheduled to go into commercial service in 2017 at the 2,800-megawatt plant. Hitachi is to deliver a turbine and power generator, while boilers and pollution-reducing equipment will be provided by Hitachi Power Europe. Another Hitachi group company, Babcock-Hitachi K.K., will supply desulfurization devices.