The investment project involves construction of a power unit fired by coke oven gas, with the electric generation capacity of about 28 MWe. The project will use the most efficient and modern technologies, optimizing the production process and utilizing coke oven gas, which was highlighted by Jerzy Kwieciński, Minister of Investments and Development.
- It’s a great pleasure to be here during the signing of such an important agreement. I don’t hide that I’m very happy that the project will be executed by an outstanding Polish company Rafako, and I’m particularly happy because this agreement is signed here, in Katowice, during one of the most important events in Poland – said Jerzy Kwieciński, Minister of Investments and Development, adding that the project perfectly fits within the Program for Silesia.
- It is noteworthy that today we use something that until recently was a waste, methane. We implement new technologies, we execute all the objectives of modern economy and we are European leaders in creating a new industry – said Grzegorz Tobiszowski, Vice-Minister of Energy, congratulating on the idea and the financial arrangement.
It is worth noting that the project will be funded from a loan granted by the National Fund for Environmental Protection and Water Management from EU funds in the amount of PLN 134 million and a loan granted by European Investment Bank with the support of the European Fund for Strategic Investments.
- We are very optimistic about this project because it uses waste gas. We use them to produce clean energy and, thanks to that, we reduce our carbon footprint. Reduction of both carbon dioxide and methane emissions is very important to us. We are happy that this was appreciated by the financial institutions which invest in this project – emphasized Daniel Ozon, President of the JSW S.A. Management Board.
The new installations will contribute to curtailing emissions, including greenhouse gas emissions, and enhancing resource and energy efficiency, as well as energy self-sufficiency of the plant. As a result, we will reduce the impact of the plant on the natural environment. The power unit will satisfy the requirements of boundary emission limits, among others for NOx, SO2 and dust, following from BAT conclusions for large combustion plants (LCP BAT), and electricity and heat will be generated in a highly efficient cogeneration process.
- We are happy that a Polish company, Jastrzębska Spółka Węglowa, put its trust in RAFAKO, another Polish company with 70 years of history, and wants to entrust this responsible project to us. Let us add that this is a project that will allow us to show once again that the power sector based directly or indirectly on coal can be, thanks to our modern and efficient technologies, environment-friendly – said Agnieszka Wasilewska-Semail, Vice-President of RAFAKO S.A.