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Dalkia to build CHP plant in Warsaw for $63 mln-report

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WARSAW, Oct 11 (Reuters) - France's Dalkia, which controlsWarsaw's heating company SPEC, plans to build a gas-firedcombined heat and power plant in the Polish capital for around200 million zlotys ($63 million), Dalkia's representatives werequoted as saying on Thursday.

The unit of Veolia Environment and Electricite deFrance wants the new unit to start operations in 2014with a capacity of 100 megawatts for power and 100 megawatts forheat.

"Construction will last about a year," Dalkia Warszawa'smanagement board member Andrzej Szymanek told local news agencyISBnews. "We expect to select a general contractor in a tenderin 2013."

Dalkia bought an 85 percent stake in SPEC for 1.44 billionzlotys in July 2011. SPEC is the biggest operator of citynetworks providing heat centrally to thousands of Polish homes,a system preferred locally over in-home boilers.($1 = 3.1742 Polish zlotys)

(Reporting by Maciej Onoszko; Editing by Michael Kahn and DavidCowell)

((maciej.onoszko@thomsonreuters.com)(+48 22 653 97 11)(ReutersMessaging: maciej.onoszko.reuters.com@thomsonreuters.net))

Keywords: POLAND DALKIA