Bosnia: Tender for supervisory services for TPP Banovici project launched

, SEE Energy News

Coalmine (RMU) Banovici has launched a tender for the selection of supervisory authority over the implementation of the Engineering, Procurement and Construction (EPC) contract for thermal power plant Banovici, under the turnkey system.

Selected company will audit and supervise prepa-ration of the documentation from the EPC con-tract, construction site, plant production and equipment, and delivery of equipment for the fu-ture 350 MW TPP Banovici. The estimated value of the supervisory contract is around 7 million euros. The deadline for the submission of offers is 14 March 2019.

In late 2018, Director of RMU Banovici Muamer Cergic reiterated that the construction of TPP Ba-novici is a strategic project and a priority for the company. He said that the construction of this coal-fired TPP should start in 2019. He reminded that, due to compliance with EU standards, two units at TPP Tuzla will be shut down, as well as another two units at TPP Kakanj, adding that without the timely construction of unit 7 at TPP Tuzla, unit 8 at TPP Kakanj and TPP Banovici there will be no sta-ble electricity supply in the Federation of Bosnia and Herzegovina (FBiH).

EPBiH plans to build a new 350 MW thermal power plant near Banovici coalmine, which also supplies coal to TPP Tuzla. The cost of the project is esti-mated at some 500 million euros, where the unit was initially supposed to be completed during 2018, but the start of the construction was de-layed. The future unit and its output will be owned by the RMU Banovici. It is the largest and most profitable coalmine in Bosnia and Herzegovina.

The offer of Chinese company Dongfang Electric Corporation Limited was selected as the best at the tender which concluded in mid-2015. Dong-fang was involved in the construction of coal-fired TPP Stanari in the Republic of Srpska as a contrac-tor. In late 2017, The Government of the Federa-tion of Bosnia and Herzegovina (FBiH) approved the energy permit for the future plant.

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