Bosnia: Construction of TPP Banovići could start by the end 2016

16. May 2016. / SEE Energy News

Along with the thermal power plant construction project, preparations for the construction of cement factory are being made. Environmental permit is obtained, and now the public invitation for the selection of strategic partner shall be published. According to Mumić, construction could start next year, in the area next to the thermal power plant.

Contract on engineering, procurement and construction of TPP Banovići Unit 1 – 350 MW was signed on November last year between Brown coal mine Banovići and Dongfang Electric Corporation Limited (DEC) and its construction could start by the end of this year, announced Avdija Mumić, Manager of TPP Construction Office.

Financing

Mumić stated that everything was agreed except finances. Currently, intensive negotiations with banks are ongoing and once financing is agreed, preparatory works may start.

He stated that mine operation is going on well. Production is regular in the pit and two open cast mines. Last year the plan was achieved and targets set for this year are also being realized.

Mumić added that thermal power plant construction is of high importance for the mine. The production shall increase from current 1.5 to 2.3 million tons of coal. By the construction of Unit 7 in Tuzla, it would be left without placement of around million tons and the Mine would have to reduce its production by half. However, thermal power plant construction shall increase production which implies stable market and new working positions.

Along with the thermal power plant construction project, preparations for the construction of cement factory are being made. Environmental permit is obtained, and now the public invitation for the selection of strategic partner shall be published. According to Mumić, construction could start next year, in the area next to the thermal power plant.

Cement factory

Mumić concluded that basic row material would be marl that would have to be removed during coal exploitation. Large amount of that marl would be used in cement production and the large part of ash would also be used for production, transmits Serbia-energy.eu

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