Tender for new power unit at Elektrocieplownia Zofiowka pencilled in for near future

In January 2012 Spolka Energetyczna Jastrzebie, a subsidiary of Jastrzebska Spolka Weglowa, plans to call a tender to choose a general contractor to build a new power unit at the Elektrocieplownia Zofiowka heat and power plant.

The fluidised unit will generate approximately 70 MWe of electricity. The company's senior management expects to obtain a construction permit by mid 2012 and will sign a contract with the contractor of the undertaking towards the end of next year. The work is scheduled to begin in March 2013 and the unit should be completed by the end of 2015.

On 9 December 2011 the company signed a contract with the EM&CA consortium and the law firm Kancelaria Radcy Prawnego-Malgorzata Szychowska Lodz, which will act as a legal-commercial adviser for the project. In turn, on 21 October a contract was concluded with ILF Consulting Engineers Polska, which will provide technical consulting services. The company has begun co-operating with Energoprojekt Katowice, which has been appointed sub-contractor for the investment.