Brown coal mine drainage systems, Bełchatów, Turów, Konin, Adamów, Poland
Brown coal mine drainage systems
About 90 percent of Polish energy comes from coal. The annual coal production is approx. 70-80 million tons of hard coal and approx. 60-65 million tons of brown coal. Polish lignite mining is in the world forefront and brown coal-fired power plants produce about 35 percent of the cheapest electricity. Cooperation with lignite mines is a very important element of Uponor Infra strategy in Poland.
For many years polyethylene pipes made by Uponor Infra has been up to the toughest conditions. Sales records are the significant proof for a fruitful and long-term cooperation with the biggest investors in Poland - In the years 2000-2015, Uponor Infra delivered to lignite mines (KWB Bełchatów, KWB Turów, KWB Konin and KWB Adamów) 127 km WehoPipe pressure pipes and 90 km of gravity pipes (Weholite , WehoTripla and WehoDuo) with a set of fittings and chambers.
KWB Bełchatów, KWB Turów, KWB Konin, KWB Adamów
New dry land fish farm which will produce 3,200 tonnes of rainbow trout annually is being build in Eckerö in the Åland Islands. Uponor Infra has provided design assistance and delivers the pipes and is responsible for their installation and welding.
Weholite’s ability to withstand external wear, such as friction against the seabed, was an important criterion when the outfall pipe of Stora Enso’s pulp and paper mill in Nymölla, southern Sweden, had to be replaced.
The district cooling system in Helsingborg involves the streamlining of current production. By means of seawater and using heat from the district heating network to power an absorption cooling unit, district cooling provides much better environmental values than electric cooling units. The district cooling station is an efficient source of cooling for buildings, industrial facilities and shopping centres.
The technological pipelines transporting the brine washed out during the construction of underground gas storage facility followed by its discharge into the Puck Bay.
Weholite technology was used for the construction of a penstock (water transmission pipeline) for a new small hydro power plant in the city of Cieszyn.
For almost 20 years, Uponor Infra has assisted the Polish mining conglomerate KGHM Polska Miedź S.A. in modernising Europe’s largest tailings pond.
For many years Uponor Infra has suppplied KGHM with high-quality polyethylene piping systems that transport water and slurry.
Slotted drainage VipLiner module made by Uponor Infra has been chosen to build a drainage system for heat and power station of Gdynia.