The PKN ORLEN SA Research and Development Centre in Płock was carried out in the EPC (engineering, procurement, construction) formula. In addition to the project, Budimex’s task was also to build and equip the Centre’s turnkey buildings along with the commissioning of the supplied equipment, measuring and laboratory equipment. The investment consists of eight facilities. The complex of office and industrial buildings combining research and warehouse functions includes a technical building with a laboratory, research and testing facilities with a mapping and piloting hall with an area of nearly 2000 m², test and raw materials warehouse buildings. As part of the investment, an external warehouse with an installation for preparing fuel mixtures was also built, as well as an office building, which is the administrative base of the entire complex and all the necessary technical infrastructure. The construction works carried out by Budimex also included the construction of infrastructure accompanying the buildings: internal roads, car parks and manoeuvring areas. The R&D Centre is located on an area of 43,000 m2. The land reserve allows for the expansion of the facility in the future.
The R&D Centre is supplied with environmentally friendly electricity. The facility has been equipped with modern, self-clearing photovoltaic panels and a carport (with a total capacity of 94 kWp) and a wind turbine producing green energy with a capacity of 2800 W. There is also an electric vehicle charging station in the complex. As part of the work, an educational path was also created, which included interactive installations on the importance of fuels and chemistry in our lives and the directions of development of this important area of life, walls or information tables, and even the spatial periodic table.

The tasks of the R&D Centre in Płock are to promote the development of the refining and petrochemical industry, implement new technical solutions and develop new technologies and products. The centre will also deal with streamlining and optimising the processes already underway.

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Research and Development Centre of ORLEN S.A.


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Orlen SA


169,5 mln PLN