Bilfinger Berger wins € 450 million power plant modernisation order

17 December 2010

Bilfinger Berger has won an order worth € 450 million to replace lignite-fired steam generators for six power plant blocks in the Polish city of Belchatow.

The modernisation project will bring the largest lignite-fired power plant in Europe in line with the EU's stricter environmental standards.

Germany-based Bilfinger Berger said the conversion would "substantially reduce emissions" and extend the life of the 4400 mW plant by 30 years.

The project involves the design, manufacture and assembly of modernised firing and pressure parts as well as associated systems such as the grinding plant, boilers, ventilation and dust ducts.

The project will be implemented in stages over a period of 70 months, while the remaining blocks are still in operation.

Bilfinger Berger is already responsible for the modernisation of three additional boilers at the same power plant, and is also tasked with fitting residual heat systems in two blocks.

Bilfinger Berger said, "The focus is on sophisticated measures for increasing the service life and efficiency of the plant. The company is making an important contribution to the renewal of European power plants as well as to the reduction of environmentally damaging emissions".

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