Montenegro: European Polish-Slovakian-Czech consortium bidds against Chinese and Russian in race for new TPP Pljevlja 300MW unit project, SEE Energy News
Montenegro Power Utility Company (EPCG) so far did not received any final bids for the construction of 300MW second unit in the Thermal Power Plant(TPP) in Pljevlje. Interest in the project showed several consortiums and companies and they are Skoda Praha from the Czech Republic, consortium from Poland (POL-MOT, Alstom, Foster Weller)), a consortium from Slovakia (Istroenergo Group Slovakia SES -Tlmace), and Chinese: China Machinery and Engineering Corporation (CMEC), China Gezoba group (CGGC), Power China and Design Institute and China National Electric engineering (CNEEC).
At the end of July EPCG informed all potential investors to prepare the final bids for the project of the thermal power plant construction by the end of September this year.
“So far the bids did not arrive, and deadline for submission is 30th September”, officially responded from the EPCG in the majority state ownership, which is managed by Italian company A2A.
The bids will be assessed, as it was explained, according the criteria of the best financial-technical-ecological relation and commercial suggestions and by the minimum of the total realization project risk.
It was said from the EPCG that in the meantime also called companies that announced their involving in discussion, Rosato company from Russia, TBEA Shenyang Transformer Group from China, CKD Energy from Czech Republic, and also the consortium from Turkey.
During July EPCG considered preliminary bids of the companies and potential investors, and the most from China.
Interest in the project showed several consortiums and companies and they are Skoda Praha from the Czech Republic, consortium from Poland (POL-MOT, Alstom, Foster Weller)), a consortium from Slovakia (Istroenergo Group Slovakia SES -Tlmace), and Chinese: China Machinery and Engineering Corporation (CMEC), China Gezoba group (CGGC), Power China and Design Institute and China National Electric engineering (CNEEC).
“Based on the main economic and technical analysis on which is reposed the bid for the second unit construction of TPP, which EPCG and the government did, it is showed that the preliminary bids and project performance, which were presented by investors, are satisfactory and in line with the defined conceptual design,” said in EPCG, adding that technical team of Skoda Praha and Power China and design Institute visited TPP Pljevlja in August.
The government should make a separate bill in December that would define the construction of this important energy project. The model is similar to that of the highway, because the government will not announce a tender for the TPP construction, but after bid election for this job the interstate agreement will be signed.
By December, it is also provided the coal mine acquisition, in which Italian A2A has the largest individually owned, to the Power Utility Company, where A2A is co-owned and manages by EPCG. That Italians looked for. From the opposition and SDP announced that they would support it only if it would not endanger the majority state-owned energy company.
According to the study for the second unit construction of TPP Pljevlje, it was planned the new unit with a capacity range of 220 to 300 megawatts.
“The goal of the project is to ensure the independence of state energy system, to eliminate the current electricity deficit in Montenegro, to improve the consumers security supply, to create conditions for competitive participation in the regional electricity market and to enhance the stability and sustainability of the electro energy system”, said in the EPCG.
Source; Serbia Energy See desk/EPCG