The Wola Heating Plant is the peak-time heat source for Warsaw, activated when the outside temperature falls below -10 degrees Celsius. In the period 2014-2015, the three existing PTWM boilers got an upgrade. Pressure parts and burners were replaced, to make the boilers use light fuel oil in order to meet stricter emission standards. New light oil unloading installations were erected and the storage tank was modernized. Heavy fuel oil (mazout) was withdrawn from use.
Due to the use of light fuel oil, qualified for the group of substances, according to the Directive of the European Parliament and of the Council 2012/18/EU on the control of major accident hazards involving dangerous substances and the Regulation of the Minister of Economy, as above, dated 15 February 2014, Wola Heating Plant, located in Warsaw at ul. Połczyńskiej 21, operating as part of the enterprise PGNiG TERMIKA SA with its registered office in Warsaw at ul. Modlińska 15, was included in the group of plants with an increased risk of major industrial accident ZZR. The maximum amount of on-site fuel oils exceed the threshold of 2500 tons.
The plant was submitted to the Commander of the State Fire Service, along with the accidents prevention programme.
The Plant’s installations were subjected to a thorough analysis of the risks associated with the transport, storage and use of fuel oil and other substances, as required by the Act of 27 April 2001, the Environmental Protection Law (Dz. U. 2001 No. 62, item 627, as amended), in Title IV “Serious failures”. The analysis and documentation confirmed that the plant had been designed, constructed and is operated in a way that prevents industrial accidents and limits their consequences for people, property and the environment.