Republika Srpska: EFT’s TPP Stanari could be put into trial operation in 2015

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Minister for Planning, Construction and Ecology of Republic of Srpska, Srebrenka Golic, expects that TPP “Stanari” will be put into trial operation in 2015, and that already in 2016 will get a use permit. Golic is satisfied with the dynamics of the works, and she emphasized that this was the first steam power plant after the war in the Republic of Srpska, as well as that the investor regularly pays concession obligations.

“The inspectors are on construction site to ensure that everything runs according to the rules and standards of Srpska and European Union,” said Golic.

She is pleased that in this construction project local companies are engaged which employ about 250 workers.

Director of the Mine and Thermal Power “Stanari” Ivica Jakovljevic said that this is the year of construction, and next is the year of mounting constructions from China.

“The goal is that thermal power plant is connected to the electricity grid in 2016,” said Jakovljevic.

Dean of Banja Luka Architecture, Civil Engineering and Geodesy Faculty Milan Stankovic recalled that the Ministry and the Institute for material testing and constructions of the RS entered into an agreement with the university on the acquisition of practical skills of graduated students at the Institute.

“This is the perfect opportunity to get acquainted with the most modern equipment and to complete the theoretical knowledge,” said Stankovic.

Consultant of the Chinese company “Dongfang Electric” Liu Wenxin, who is also a former Chinese ambassador to Bosnia and Herzegovina, said that this is the first major project in this area, but not the last.

In February 2008, “EFT Mine and Thermal Power Plant Stanari” signed concession contract with the Government of RS on the construction of power plant and the use of “Stanari”.

“EFT Mine and Thermal Power Stanari” has signed a contract for delivery of equipment and construction of thermal power plant “Stanari” with “Dongfang Electric” in May 2010, which entered into force on 21 December 2012, and will last about 45 months. The contract value is approximately 400,050,000 dollars.

Thermal Power Plant “Stanari” is a unique project in South Eastern Europe as being built on a “turnkey”, and being assembled from parts which the company “Dongfang Electric” produced in China.

Train with the first consignment of equipment for the power plant “Stanari” came on 23 September this year, and brought the first 1,800 tons of cargo for the construction of the power plant, marking the beginning of the project and logistics and transport support of the Croatian company “AGIT” in cooperation with ” Railways of Republic of Srpska” and the Port of Rijeka in Croatia.

It is anticipated that the TPP has the power of 300 megawatt-hours per year and to produce two million megawatt-hours of electricity. It is expected that after the construction of thermal power plant “Stanari” it will employ about 900 workers.

Source; Serbia Energy See desk

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