Serbia, Agreement on the construction of missing infrastructure for Obrenovac-New Belgrade heating pipeline signed

, SEE Energy News

Serbian power utility EPS and Belgrade heating utility Beogradske Elektrane have signed the agreement on the construction of the missing infrastructure and the regulation of the mutual rights and obligations related to the realization of the project of the construction of the Obrenovac- New Belgrade heating pipeline.

The project envisages for the thermal energy to be taken from units A3-A6 of coal-fired thermal power plant Nikola Tesla A (TENT A) and transported to the heating plant New Belgrade. The system capacity is 600 MW. That energy would be used in the existing distribution system of Beogradske Elektrane, and, in addition to the heating area of New Belgrade, the energy would also be delivered to consumers from other linked networks.

The project entails the reconstruction of the units and the construction of a heat exchange station at TENT, the construction of a pre-insulated heating pipeline of 28 kilometers, the construction of two pre-pumping stations (Boljevci, Ostruznica) and a pumping-heat exchange station at the heating plant New Belgrade was signed in January 2020 between Beogradske Elektrane, the city of Belgrade and the contractor Power Construction Corporation of China.

The project aims to replace the imported natural gas with the available heating energy from TENT, to increase the energy security and reliability of the central heating system and to reduce harmful emissions in the Belgrade area. The plan is for the credit return to be realized from the difference between the production price of heating energy from natural gas at Beogradske Elektrane and the one taken from TENT.

The agreement on the project of the construction of the heating pipeline Obrenovac-New Belgrade was signed in January 2020 between Beogradske Elektrane, the city of Belgrade and the contractor Power Construction Corporation of China.

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