EMCC European Monitoring Centre on Change

ZEC Bielsko-Biała

ZEC Bielsko-Biała

Geographic Location

Country: Poland
Region: Bielsko-bialski; Slaskie; Poludniowy
Location of affected unit(s): Bielsko-Biała


Sector: Utilities
Electricity, gas, steam and air conditioning supply
35 - Electricity, gas, steam and air conditioning supply
Number Employed: 200

Employment Effects

Announcement Date: 29-10-2006
Planned Job Reductions min: 200
Planned Job Reductions max: 200
Type of Restructuring: Bankruptcy/Closure

Additional Information

Town Council of Bielsko-Biała wants to liquidate the ZEC Bielsko-Biała power plant, because it is old, pollutes the environment and the machines working there can be legally used only until 2010. The plant has no resources to finance modernisation, which would cost some PLN 40 million. In addition, there is another combined heat and power plant nearby in Czechowice- Dziedzice, which has been modernised and can supply energy to the town of Bielsko-Biała. The closure of ZEC Bielsko-Biała's plant will result in 200 dismissals.