Croatia: Alstom gets turbine overhaul project in HEP’s TPP Plomin 2

, SEE Energy News

Croatian state-owned power utility HEP announced that it has signed an agreement with Alstom on modernization and turbines overhaul of thermal power plant Plomin 2.

According to HEP’s statement, the value of the contract is 9.5 million euros and it will be carried out during the previously agreed installation of the unit for reduction of emissions of nitrous oxides (DeNOx) in May 2017. With the modernization of the turbine, namely retrofitting the lowpressure part, greater efficiency will be achieved as well as reduction of heat consumption, which will extend turbine’s operational life by additional 200,000 hours.

However, one of the most important benefits of this modernization will be reduced coal consumption and thus lower carbon dioxide emissions, which is consistent with the measures taken in order to minimize the plant’s impact on the environment.

In late 2014, HEP announced that they will install the unit for reducing the emission of nitrous oxides in the atmosphere (DeNOx) on TPP Plomin 2 by 2017. The installation of this unit will cost 17.3 million euros, and will be procured and installed by the consortium of Alstom Power Italia and Alstom Croatia. HEP’s CEO Perica Jukic, said on the occasion that by January 2018 Croatia has to harmonize the industrial emissions with new emission ceiling values according to EU directive, and that the installment of DeNOx equipment in TPP Plomin 2 is just one of such measures, transmits