Recognizing the need to strengthen its position as the largest private operator of district heating networks—and third-largest cogeneration plant in Poland—Veolia turned to GE to improve the output and flexibility of their operations.
Putting its other OEM servicing capabilities to work across numerous OEM brands, GE will modernize three Zamech-made steam turbines at the Veolia Energia Poznań ZEC SA, a 275-megawatt (MW) district-heating plant
of increased output
increase in steam turbine efficiency
This project will help the station operate more efficiently, as we want to strengthen our position in a very competitive environment.
Member of the Board and Operational Director of Veolia Energia Poznań ZEC
GE’s technologies are anticipated to boost the plant’s turbine efficiency by up to 6% and to increase its output by up to 6 MW, with the extra power being delivered to the local grid. Additionally, to improve operational flexibility during periods when there is no demand for electricity, Veolia will be able to divert the power for district heating water only.
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The modernization will include replacing five Zamech steam turbines, five Dolmel generators, and five Rafako boilers.
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