Yokogawa has won an order for a control system for a flue gas desulphurization (FGD) system in Bosnia and Herzegovina, representing what the company said will be the first such system in the western Balkans.
The integrated production control system will be installed at the 300 MW Ugljevik coal-fired plant in the northeast of the country, and is planned to be delivered by August 2018 and to come online in October 2019.
The brown coal-fired Ugljevik plant supplies around one-fourth of the power capacity for the Republica Srpska (Bosnian Serb Republic). Since brown coal has a high sulphur content, Yokogawa said, the emissions from Ugljevik’s flue stack contain high levels of sulphur dioxide.
Installation of the flue gas desulphurization system is expected to improve the regional environment and help Bosnia and Herzegovina to meet the environmental standards required to join the European Union.
The project will be managed by Yokogawa GesmbH, the company’s subsidiary in Austria and Central East Europe, and Ogranak Yokogawa Europe Branches Beograd, its Serbia office.
The order for the control system came from Mitsubishi Hitachi Power Systems (MHPS), a member of the consortium that will deliver the flue gas desulphurization system.
Source: Power engineering int