Montenegro: TPP Pljevlja new unit will be built by the Italian-Chinese consortium?

, SEE Energy News

The Italian company Ambiente in consortium with energy giant Power China is close to getting the job of building another thermal power plant (TPP) in Pljevlje, worth 270 MEUR. The tender for the construction of the Block 2 of TPP Pljevlje, which was announced by Electric Power Industry of Montenegro (EPCG) has received nine bids, including five from China and four from Europe.

Bids were submitted by Skoda Praha from the Czech Republic, the consortium from Poland, consisting of Pol-Mot, Alstom and Foster Wheeler, and Consortium from Slovakia which comprises the Istroenergo Group IEG Slovakia and SES Tlmace.

Also, five Chinese companies have submitted bids – TBEA Shenyang Transformer Group, China Machinery Engineering Corporation (CMEC), China Gezouba Group International Engineering Company (CGGC), Powerchina Hubei Electric Power Survey, China Nationaly Electric Engineering (CNEEC) and Rosatom Overseas from Russia.

The first energy facility of EPCG after 31 years

Ambiente has a special credit for the quality of the environmental part of the bid, while China Hubei Power is informally negotiating with another Italian firm on joining the consortium.

EPCG plans to build a new energy facility in Pljevlje, after 31 years.

Montenegro, as portal reports, has a shortage of electricity, while in recent years the government is trying to transform the country into electricity exporter by building new facilities.

Italian companies are present in the Montenegrin energy sector for four years. A2A from Milan owns about 44 percent of EPCG, while Italian company Terna has a 22 percent stake in the Montenegrin transmission system (CGES).

Terna intends to connect Italy to Montenegro with the submarine cable.

Source; Serbia Energy See desk

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