Beata Szydło: The modern combined heat and power plant in Gorzów is an example of how we will change the Polish economy

The economy is to be based on cutting edge technologies combined with energy security, said Prime Minister Beata Szydło on the Thursday opening of a new gas and steam unit in the Gorzów Combined Heat and Power Plant, presenting the philosophy behind the economic strategy of her government.


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Reconstruction of the Polish industry, reindustrialisation and sustainable development

This investment, based on cutting edge technologies in the sector in Poland, is an example of how we will change the Polish economy and the direction in which the Polish industry will go, said Prime Minister Beata Szydło at the Gorzów Combined Heat and Power Plant. There are many examples of such smart economic policy and there will be more over the next months, she added.

Prime Minister Beata Szydło argued that the economy based on modern technologies combined with energy security was a smart strategy which the Law and Justice government had been consistently pursuing since the very start. It covers care for energy independence and competitiveness of Poland, reliance of the energy sector on own sources, as well as modern, eco-friendly technologies and new jobs.

The Prime Minister said that the government had been implementing the strategy presented in the Responsible Development Plan. The strategy assumes i.a. reindustrialisation and sustainable development. The Polish economic policy and the reconstruction of the Polish industry offer opportunities for those centres which have been neglected so far, she emphasized.

During her visit to the Lubuskie Voivodeship, the Prime Minister laid flowers at the monument commemorating the establishment of Solidarity trade union in Gorzów. She visited the new plant and met with its employees.

Gorzów Combined Heat and Power Plant – a modern face of the Polish energy sector

The Gorzów Combined Heat and Power Plant is a branch of PGE Górnictwo i Energetyka Konwencjonalna SA. The new unit at the Gorzów Combined Heat and Power Plant was built by the consortium of Siemens Sp. z o.o. and Siemens Industrial Turbomachinery pursuant to the contract signed in October 2013.

The launch of the unit will significantly reduce the emission of exhaust gases and particulate matter to air. The unit runs mainly on high nitrogen natural gas, the price of which is significantly lower than the network gas. The gas comes i.a. from the oil and gas mine Lubiatów, owned by PGNiG and located several dozen kilometres from Gorzów Wielkopolski.


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