Halemba power station

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{{#badges: CoalSwarm|Navbar-Polandandcoal}} Halemba power station (Polish: Elektrownia Halemba) was an existing 200-megawatt (MW) and proposed 440 MW coal-fired power station in Ruda Śląska, Silesian Voivodeship, Poland.


The map below shows the power station in Ruda Śląska, before it was decommissioned in 2012.

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Halemba Power Station was a 4 x 50 MW subcritical coal-fueled power plant in Poland.[1][2]

The construction of the plant began in 1943, organized by Nazi German administration of occupied Poland, and using forced labor from the Auschwitz Concentration Camp.[3] After the war the plant was finished by the authorities in the People's Republic of Poland, and started operation in 1962-1963.[4]

Since 2006 it has reduced operation, and was decommissioned on April 1, 2012.[5][6]

Proposed power station

In 2008 Tauron proposed a 440 MW coal-fired unit in Halemba, to be completed in 2012,[7] but the project is not listed on the Tauron website and appears to have been cancelled.

Coal mine

The Halemba coal mine is a large mine in the south of Poland in Ruda Śląska, Silesian Voivodeship, 273 km south-west of the capital, Warsaw. Halemba represents one of the largest coal reserves in Poland, having estimated reserves of 120 million tonnes of coal.[8]

Project Details of proposed power station

  • Sponsor: Tauron Group
  • Parent company:
  • Developer:
  • Location: Ruda Śląska, Silesia, Poland
  • Coordinates: 50.2325, 18.851944 (approximate)
  • Status: Cancelled
  • Capacity: 440 MW
  • Type:
  • Start date:
  • Coal Type: Hard coal
  • Coal Source:
  • Source of financing:

Resources and articles


  1. Halemba Coal CHP Power Plant Poland. Global Energy Observatory. Retrieved on 26 February 2014.
  2. Coal-Fired Plants in Poland - Slaskie. Gallery. Power Plants Around The World (18 February 2013). Retrieved on 26 February 2014.
  3. Ruda Śląska: Halemba jest wystawiona na sprzedaż - nettg.pl – portal górniczy. Nettg.pl. Retrieved on 2014-03-06.
  4. Grupa TAURON:. Historia Oddział Halemba. Tauron-wytwarzanie.pl. Retrieved on 2014-03-06.
  5. Elektrownia Halemba na sprzedaż - Serwis informacyjny. Cire.pl. Retrieved on 2014-03-06.
  6. Tauron wystawił na sprzedaż Elektrownię Halemba. wnp.pl | Serwis Energetyka. Energetyka - rynek energii. Energetyka.wnp.pl. Retrieved on 2014-03-06.
  7. "Vadis newsletter: Oct 13-19, 2008," cache of original newsletter accessed Apr 2014.
  8. Oddział KWK "Halemba - Wirek". Kompania Węglowa (2010). Retrieved on 2010-09-28.

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