Bosnia: TPP Ugljevik to have first flue gas desulfurization system in Western Balkans

, SEE Energy News

Japanese Yokogawa Electric Corporation announced that it will deliver a control system for a flu gas desulfurization system which should be installed at thermal power plant Ugljevik.

According to the statement from the company, the flue gas desulfurization system, which should be the first of its kind installed in the Western Balkans region, should be put into operation in October 2019. The project will be managed by Yokogawa’s Austrian subsidiary and the Serbian Office of Yokogawa Europe. The delivery of CENTUM VP system is expected in August next year. Financial details of the deal have not been disclosed.

In September last year, RiTE Ugljevik signed a contract with several companies from the Czech Republic on the reconstruction of electrostatic filters worth 9.7 million euros. In early July same year, RiTE Ugljevik has signed an agreement on the installation of flue gas desulfurization system with the representatives of Japanese company Mitsubishi, aimed at the extension of the plant’s operational life. The project should be completed within 35 months and it is worth about 79.5 million euros.

Coalmine and thermal power plant (RiTE) Ugljevik, recorded a loss in the amount of 9.2 million euros in the first half of 2017. According to the financial report, TPP Ugljevik exceeded planned electricity production in the first six months of the year by 47.56 %, since it produced 936.24 GWh of electricity, while 634.5 GWh was planned for the period. However, this is due to the move of start date of planned annual overhaul from 1 May to 1 July. The share of TPP Ugljevik in total electricity production in the first half of the year in the Republic of Srpska (RS) was 37 %.