Award in „Modernisation of the Year” competition
At the end of August 2018, „Modernisation of the Year” awards were handed out in the Great Room at the Royal Castle in Warsaw. Jastrzębska Spółka Węglowa received a distinction in the industrial and engineering facilities category for the construction of a cogeneration system with 2 x 4 MWe generators powered by methane from methane drainage at the Budryk mine.
The electricity produced this way accounts for one-third of the mine’s energy needs. Thermal energy is also produced in the electricity generation process, which in the future will be used to generate cooling used to improve the climate conditions underground. A reduction in methane emissions into the air was an additional outcome of this project. This methane-based task is highly aligned with JSW’s strategy, which is aimed at decoupling from external energy suppliers.
The „Modernisation of the Year” competition included 12 construction areas, including: residential, educational, cultural, sport, health and recreation, road, industrial and engineering, interior, revitalisation, etc. The organisers’ aim is to promote ambitious and enthusiastic people who want to change their reality for the better. The competition is not just for individuals but also for chambers, poviats, city offices, institutions, property developers. The best and most distinctive construction undertakings are awarded and promoted every year.