Turów Power Plant is the fourth largest coal-fired thermal lignite-fired power plant in Poland. The plant is located in Bogatynia, at the border of Poland, Germany and the Czech Republic.
The power plant has been operating since 1962, and its share in the country’s energy system is approximately 5%. In 2005, the modernization was completed, thanks to which Turów has become the most modern Polish lignite-fired power plant.
The work of the CAS team concerned an Agreement covering the design and execution in the “turnkey” formula of a power unit with a net electric capacity of 446.4 MWe (subject to the maximum thermal power in fuel for the 1037 MWch boiler) with a supercritical steam boiler with secondary steam superheating and a condensing turbine with a generator along with related installations and facilities.
The CAS team prepared independent Expert Opinions at the request of a consortium of companies implementing the Agreement. These opinions concerned the extension of the completion date and the increase in the cost of building a new unit.
The subject of the quantum Opinion was the assessment of the increase in the cost of the project implementation due to the extraordinary and unpredictable increase in the cost of acquiring production factors. The subject of the delay Opinion was to determine the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on the timely implementation of the project.
The calculations prepared by CAS were the basis for determining the amount of the Contractor’s request, which was used in the lawsuit, and in the further course of the proceedings were analysed and negotiated by the Parties with the active support of CAS.
As a result of negotiations on February 25, 2021. The parties reached a Settlement. Under the agreement, the value of the remuneration due to the Contractor was increased by approximately PLN 108 million net. At the same time, the commissioning date for the unit was extended by 6 months.