Montenegro, EPCG hired contractors for the district heating project in Pljevlja

, SEE Energy News

Montenegrin state-owned power utility EPCG has signed a 2.5 million euros worth contract for the construction of the district heating system in the city of Pljevlja in northern Montenegro with the consortium consisting of local company Roto-Term and Serbian company Synergy Tech.

According to the contract, the consortium should develop the main design of the heating system, as well as build the main line between the coal-fired thermal power plant Pljevlja and the city in the length of 2.3 kilometers. The contract covers the first phase of the Pljevlja district heating project.

In May, EPCG signed a contract with the Public Works Administration on the construction of district heating system in the city of Pljevlja worth 5 million euros, which will be developed in two phases.

In April, EPCG said that it has started the environmentally oriented reconstruction of the country’s sole coal-fired thermal power plant Pljevlja, with the aim of increasing the plant’s operational life. The project’s value is 70 million euros and it should be completed in two and a half years.

In June 2020, EPCG signed a contract for the reconstruction of coal-based thermal power plant Pljevlja with a consortium led by Chinese Dongfang Electric Company (DEC). The selected consortium offer to perform the reconstruction for around 54.4 million euros including VAT. EPCG later decided to invest additional 15 million euros in the reconstruction.