Contractor sought to modernize Poland’s Porąbka–Żar pumped-storage plant

Bids are invited by 30 October for the modernisation of the 544 MW plant.

PGE Energia Odnawialna, the renewable energy arm of Poland’s largest power producer Polska Grupa Energetyczna (PGE), invites bids from qualified contractors by 30 October for the modernization of the 544 MW Porąbka–Żar pumped-storage plant in Silesia in southern Poland.

Commissioned in 1979, Porąbka-Żar in Międzybrodzie Bialskie, within the Soła River Cascade, is the second largest pumped-storage powerplant in Poland and its only underground powerplant.

The modernization works to be carried out under an engineering, procurement and construction (EPC) contract entail: preliminary work, including design work; modernization of the four 150 MVA motor generators with accessories, four pump turbines with equipment, and electrical equipment and installations, including 30 kV switching station and auxiliary transformers; supply of all electrical and electro-mechanical equipment, telecommunication and automation systems, as well as ventilation and air conditioning equipment; execution of construction works (disassembly, adaptation of building structures to new equipment and installation of new equipment); and, commissioning of the plant and training.

Further information can be obtained at or contact: Monika Kostrzewa and/or Barbara Bowtruczuk, PGE Energia Odnawialna, Ul. Ogrodowa 59a, Warszawa 00-876, Poland; Email:; Tel: +48 224331363; Fa: +48 226242555.