The 65th anniversary of Blachownia Power Plant
The award was presented during an official ceremony by Adam Grzeszczuk, the President of BMP to Tomasz Bożek, Vice President of the Management Board of TAMEH POLSKA sp. z o.o.
The first TRT installation (Top-Pressure Recovery Turbine) in Poland, which recovers energy from blast furnace gas, was built and put into operation in Generation Plant Nowa in Dąbrowa Górnicza which belongs to TAMEH POLSKA sp. z o.o. The installation which supports two blast furnaces is based on the operation of two turbines, 12.5 MW each, the annual time of installed capacity utilization is 97% i.e. ca. 8500 hours. The annual output of electric energy is at the level of 140 GWh in a closed-circuit economy, completely emission-free. Previously, 54 thousand tons of coal had to be burnt to generate this volume of energy resulting in CO2 emission of 115 thousand ton.
The investment was a complicated engineering and technical project. Thanks to a properly implemented pre-investment stage, the project was completed smoothly in less than two years (the investment commenced following the signing of a turn-key contract at the beginning of 2017). It must be noted that the investment was implemented in very demanding technical conditions, including gas environment while ensuring full safety of people and surroundings.
Therefore in 2019 the award presented every year during the Conference on Effective Energy Management in Industry went to TAMEH POLSKA sp. z o.o. in Dąbrowa Górnicza. This decision of the Editorial Team of "Energetyka Cieplna i Zawodowa” recognizes an investment initiative which combines highest engineering and technical standards, high business efficiency and a strong moral message. What is also a very important aspect of the decision made by the Editorial Team, is the message to the entire industrial energy sector. It is a signal that the pro-consumer model is not only a model for people, local governments and the sector of small and medium enterprises. It is also a model for the big industry which operates more and more effectively in various areas. In this case, it is a platform of strong interaction between global business (ArcelorMittal), domestic power corporation (TAURON) and the local government (Dąbrowa Górnicza). It is also an opportunity to benefit from the synergy resulting from linking steel industry with power engineering, and a closed-circuit economy. It is obvious that pro-consumer power engineering in industry already has the potential of a springboard able to make the transformation of the entire Polish power sector more dynamic by 2050.