Alstom has been awarded contracts to supply equipment for units 5 and 6 of a new ultra-supercritical (USC) coal-fired power plant in Opole, south-western Poland.

The €1.25bn worth contracts were awarded by a consortium comprising Polimex, Rafako and Mostostal Warsawa, which is responsible for the supply of two 900MW units to Polish utility Polska Grupa Energetyczna (PGE).

Under the contracts, the company will supply its proprietary USC technology, including USC boiler islands, the steam turbine generator islands, including the turbine hall equipment, as well as the air quality control systems.

In addition, the company will be responsible for overall project management and general design for this part, and will support the consortium members in their scope of work and contribute to the construction and commissioning of the units.

Alstom Poland Country President Leslaw Kuzaj localization is key to the company’s growth strategy in Poland.

”With this project we will be further strengthening our contribution to the Polish economy with the production of the most advanced parts for this project in Elblag and Wroclaw or with the attribution of their manufacturing to Polish suppliers,” Kuzaj added.

Once operational, the USC plant is expected to be the country’s largest coal-fueled facility, and will supply electricity to the equivalent of two million homes.

The Unit 5 and 6 are scheduled to enter commercial operation in 2018 and 2019, respectively.