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New mural in Lublin from Bogdanka

Just before Christmas, Lublin’s largest anti-smog mural was completed as a contribution not only to the city’s visual diversity, but also to the efforts at improving air quality. The new mural, covering an impressive 400 m2 of space, was painted on the facade of a building at ul. Montażowa 13 in the Tatary district.

The work, designed by artist Ewa Podlodowska and turned into reality by experts from Lublov, a street art firm, was funded entirely by LW Bogdanka S.A. within the framework of celebrations of the 40th anniversary of Bogdanka’s coal mining operations.

The work entitled ‘A coal mine close to nature,’ which can already be seen from ul. Mełgiewska, has been painted on the building’s façade to carry across a symbolic message. It will be visible at the exit from Lublin towards Łęczna and Bogdanka. The mural refers to the Company and the values it stands for, such as respect for the natural environment and care for the surroundings. The mural’s graphic elements are also reminiscent of our regional social involvement in the last four decades, which became a hallmark of our mine which incidentally serves as a major employer for the whole region

said Artur Wasilewski, Vice-President of the LW Bogdanka Management Board for Economic and Financial Affairs. 

Ewa Podlodowska’s design, featuring the characteristic style of ancient “flat” tapestries, includes various easily recognizable visual traits of the Lublin Coal Basin area. The painting job was entrusted to 8 artists from the Lublin-based company Lublov, who spent two weeks bringing the mural to life. 

The task was certainly not easy for two reasons: due to its scale and because of the tough weather conditions lingering on in the first half of December. To paint the mural, we used photocatalytic paints and coatings. They contain special molecules which, under the impact of light, break down harmful substances floating in the air, including nitrogen oxides and volatile organic compounds, and neutralize molecules responsible for unpleasant odors

 explained Cezary Hunkiewicz of Lublov. 

LW Bogdanka S.A. highlights

Lubelski Węgiel Bogdanka S.A. is a leading hard coal producer in Poland that stands apart from its peers in terms of its modern and efficient mining. It is one of the largest Polish hard coal mines. Lubelski Węgiel Bogdanka S.A. chiefly conducts mining operations in terms of hard coal extraction, enrichment and sales. It supplies this raw material mainly to industrial offtakers. Supply contracts are long-term, and the product is sold to the commercial power sector and the industrial power sector.

The company has been listed on the Warsaw Stock Exchange since June of 2009. In August 2022, Lubelski Węgiel Bogdanka S.A. returned to listing on the WIG-ESG Index.

Since October of 2015 Bogdanka has been a member of the Enea Group, the second largest player on Poland’s electrical power market in terms of the generation of electricity, which manages the entire value chain on the electricity market ranging from fuel to the generation of electricity, distribution, sales (supply) and customer service.