Construction of a 220 MW RDF-fuelled CHP plant
Last week (Thursday 20th September), Fortum inaugurated a new multi-fuel combined heat and power (CHP) plant in Zabrze, Silesia.
The plant, which is replacing the existing outdated coal-fired units in Zabrze and Bytom, will be primarily powered by refuse-derived fuel (RDF) and coal, but can also use biomass and a mixture of other materials. The plant is expected to have a generating capacity of 220MW; providing heating to some 70,000 households in the district.
Overall, the total value of the investment was approximately PLN 870 million. This will be Fortum’s fifth CHP plant in Poland, where they’ve been operating since 2003.