The National Fund for Environmental Protection and Water Management (NFOŚiGW) signed an agreement with JSW Koks for co-financing the construction of a high-efficiency, cogeneration and ecological combined heat and power plant being built on the premises of Koksownia Radlin. The National Fund for Environmental Protection and Water Management will provide PLN 150 million for this purpose in the form of a loan, the Fund announced.
“Thanks to this contract and the co-financing of PLN 150 million, the energy efficiency of Koksownia Radlin will increase. This means, above all, a reduction in greenhouse gas emissions into the atmosphere, i.e. cleaner air in the area. This is another investment supported by the National Fund, thanks to which the condition of the natural environment will improve, and heat and electricity will be saved. All inhabitants of the region will benefit from this,” said Artur Michalski, vice-president of the National Fund for Environmental Protection and Water Management, quoted in the release.
The construction of the Radlin CHP plant is one of the key investment tasks for the JSW capital group, which is aimed at managing the surplus of coke oven gas by using it to produce electricity and heat, and thus – improving the energy efficiency of the company.
“The new Radlin Heat and Power Plant, while producing electricity, will also ensure the supply of heat energy for the Radlin Microregion. Both electricity and heat energy will be used for the operation of Koksownia Radlin, i.e. supply of process steam for the installation for the production of coke and coal derivatives in the Coking Plant, and surpluses are planned to be sold to external recipients, e.g. such as the City of Radlin and the ROW Ruch Marcel Hard Coal Mine (PGG S.A.). The electricity produced by EC Radlin will meet the own needs of Koksownia Radlin, and the surplus will be sold on the energy market.
The planned average annual production of electricity in cogeneration is 211,072.32 MWh, and heat energy 559,172 GJ. The project provides for the construction of a power unit with a net electric power of approx. 28 MWe and a thermal power of approx. 37 MWt in hot water with the simultaneous possibility of producing technological steam in the amount of approx. 25 t/h.
The investment will be based on a practical solution and will consist of two steam boilers, one condensing and extraction steam turbine, an electric generator and accompanying infrastructure.
“Thanks to this project, the thermal energy saved will amount to approximately 166,287 GJ per year. The amount of electricity saved will be approximately 14,393 MWh per year. The estimated annual decrease in greenhouse gas emissions is 21,827.71 tons. The reduction in annual primary energy consumption will amount to approximately 10,904 GJ per year. The implementation of this investment is another step towards energy self-sufficiency of the entire JSW Group.
The JSW Group is the largest producer of high-quality type 35 (hard) coking coal and a significant producer of coke in the European Union. The company has been listed on the Warsaw Stock Exchange since 2011; is included in the WIG20 and WIG30 indexes.