Bosnia and Herzegovina: Desulfurization facility at TPP Ugljevik entered trial operation

, SEE Energy News

The newly installed flue gas desulfurization facility at coal-fired thermal power plant Ugljevik, a project worth some 80 million euros, has entered trial operation.
The project manager Zlatko Malovic said that the test phase was launched on 5 December and is expected to last three months. He stressed that the completion of this project eliminates all potential threats that have been growing will the tightening of the environmental legislation in respect of the contractual obligations towards the European Energy Community and the domestic legislation.

The installation of a flue gas desulfurization system, which will be the first of its type in the Balkans area, with funding procured from Japan International Cooperation Agency as a loan. The project is of great importance for the country’s ecology, as well as for the general development and continuation of electricity production in this coal-fired power plant. The construction of the facility started in May 2017.

The agreement on the installation of flue gas desulfurization system between coalmine and thermal power plant (RiTE) Ugljevik and Japanese Mitsubishi was signed in July 2016. In late 2017, Japanese Yokogawa Electric Corporation announced that it will deliver a control system for a flu gas desulfurization system for TPP Ugljevik. The project will be managed by Yokogawa’s Austrian subsidiary and the Serbian Office of Yokogawa Europe. The facility will extend the plant’s operational life until 2035 and will help Bosnia and Herzegovina meet the environmental requirements for joining the EU.