Montenegro:Tender for new Unit II of TPP Pljevlja, bidders of China against Europe

, SEE Energy News

Electric Power Industry of Montenegro – EPCG expects by September 30th the final offers for the tender for second block of TPP in Pljevlja. The offer should contain the basic technical characteristics of the project as well as the funding model. The race is between Chinese bidders which are keen to enter SEE power market and European consortium bidders. EPCG, managed by minority owner italian A2A is optimistic on future of this project.

In addition, clear environmental solutions and commercial proposals are expected.

Judging by the current interest, for a deal worth about 270 million to 300 million euros will be fighting several companies from China, as well as some companies from Europe. For the construction of the second block are interested: Skoda Praha of the Czech Republic, the consortium from Poland consisting of Polmot, Alstom, Foster Wheeler, Slovak consortium of companies Istroenergo Group IEG Slovakia-SES Tlmace, Rosato from Russia, the Czech CKD energy, as well as the companies from Turkey. Among the interested parties are Chinese companies China Machinery Engineering Corporation (CMEC), China Gezouba Group International Engineering Company (CGGC), Powerchina Hubei Electric Power Survey & Design Institute, China Nationaly Electric Engineering Co. Ltd. (CNEEC), TBEA Shenyang Transformer Group Co. Ltd. China.

The major progress in this business of all reported went Skoda Praha and Chinese Powerchina HubeiElectric Power Survey & Design Institute, China, whose team visited Pljevlja last month. In preliminary bids during spring the Chinese offered a price of around 270 million euros, while the Czechs for the job asked more than 300 million.

It is planned that the chosen provider is elected without tender, and the project would be implemented through an interstate agreement. About that should declare parliament too.

Source; Serbia Energy See desk/EPCG

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