"This project will help the station operate more efficiently, as we want to strengthen our position in a very competitive environment."Jan Pic, member of the board and operational director of Veolia Energia Poznań ZEC
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 cross-fleet 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 megawatts (MW) district-heating plant†.
† Polish Information and Foreign Investment Agency.
GE’s technologies are anticipated to boost the plant’s turbine efficiency by up to 6 percent and to increase its output by up to 6 megawatts (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.