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A New Life For Szombierki Electro Heating Plant! – petition

1 czerwca 2015 admin 0 Comments

A New Life For Szombierki Electro Heating Plant!


to The Board Of Fortum Power and Heat Polska Sp. z o.o.

to The President Of The City Of Bytom Damian Bartyla

to The Marshal Of Silesia Province Wojciech Saługa

to The Minister Of Culture And National Heratige prof. Małgorzata Omilanowska

In relation to the information we have received about the unsuccessfulness of the talks between Fortum Power and Heat Polska Sp. z o.o. and the Bytom city council on the topic of transfer of ownership of the Szombierki Electro Heating Plant, we would like to express our deep concern in regard to the further fate of this site.

The Szombierki Electro Heating Plant is not only a valuable monument and symbol of the city, but it has also been recognized by the residents of our region as one of the Seven Wonders of the Silesia Province. It is an impressive example of industrial architecture, a testimony to the economical power of Upper Silesia, and the extraordinary accomplishments of 20th century engineering. Once considered a as one of the most state of the art power station in Europe, today it falls into despair.

We, the residents of Bytom and the Silesia Province, strongly object to the tacit consent for further devastation of the Szombierki Electro Heating Plant!

  1. We call upon the property owner, Fortum Power and Heat Polska Sp. well as the Fortum Corporation with its headquarters in Espoo Finland as well as the authorities of the Bytom Self-government, to re-launch a new; fresh; and transparent debate regarding the future of Szombierki Electro Heating Plant. Being aware of the specifics of the business negotiations as well as the budget situation of the city as well as the region, we cannot consent to the lack of action from all involved parties, which results in continued degradation of the Szombierki Electro Heating Plant. 
  2. We urge you to perform studies pertaining to the creation of possible new functions for this site and the associated costs. The outcomes of these studies should be the base for substantive discussion about the future of the Szombierki Electro Heating Plant. We believe that the future of this site may be tied not only to tourism, but also to commercial functions at the juncture of science and business or modern education in a type of center for scientific learning. 
  3. We urge you to grant renewed accessibility of the site to visitors, to the extent of which security considerations may allow. The potential which lays hidden in the Electro Heating Plant, shouldn’t be wasted by having it shut down, which results only with its slow and quiet degradation. 

We expect the FORTUM Company to take real action as the owner of the Electro Heating Plant as well as an international company, which should know what a businesses social responsibility is.

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