Genoa, 21st December 2020 – Ansaldo Energia has been awarded a contract for the supply of an 80 MW AE64.3 gas turbine and the related maintenance contract for a value of approximately 50 million EUR from the customer Synthos, a Polish chemical company leader in the production of rubbers and polymers.

The turbine, being a part of the CCGT unit, will be installed at the Oswiecim plant, replacing old coal boiler; when in operation, it will guarantee the production of electricity and process steam required by the plant as well as heat for local district heating.. This action is part of the new Polish capacity market, but it fits, above all, in the context of the European Union Coal Phase Out, which provides as a condition to remain within the Paris Climate Agreement the shutdown of at least a quarter of the coal plants by the end of 2020 and another 47% by 2025.

Ansaldo Energia, already present with its gas turbines on the Polish market of cogeneration plants, was selected for its adaptability to the local market requirements and, in particular, for the reliability of its AE64.3 gas turbine, one of the qualifying factors of our supply and an essential one to avoid production losses of the plant due to interruptions in steam production.

From the smallest AE 64.3A gas turbine to the maxi turbine of class H GT36, Ansaldo Energia – with its wide range of products – is able to satisfy all the different needs of customers.

An AE 64.3A gas turbine is shown here in Ansaldo Energia’s workshop.

Ansaldo Energia Group, with over 250,000 MW installed in more than 90 countries and 4000 employees, is an international player in the field of electricity generation, capable of providing industry with an integrated model, from turnkey plants, components (gas turbines, steam turbines, generators, microturbines) and support service, as well as activities in the nuclear energy sector. Ansaldo Energia is 88% owned by CDP Equity of the Cassa Depositi e Prestiti Group, a national promotion institution that has supported the Italian economy since 1850, and 12% by Shanghai Electric, world leader in the production of power generation machinery and mechanical equipment.