Serbia, Tender for the procurement of spare parts for steam turbine at TENT B

, News Serbia Energy

Serbian state-owned power utility EPS has launched a tender for the procurement of spare parts for steam turbine at its coal-fired thermal power plant Nikola Tesla B (TENT B).

According to tender documentation, the spare parts are being procured for the condensation steam turbine, with the tender being open until 19 November.

The capital overhaul of unit B1 at TENT B, the first after 40 years, has been ongoing since May. Acting Director of EPS Milorad Grcic said recently that spare parts that Serbia cannot produce are being procured from abroad, among which are parts for the turbine and the generator. He sad that, at the beginning of October, some 75 % of the works have been completed. The total cost of the overhaul of unit B1 is 90 million euros and it should be completed by 17 November.

Last week, Serbian President Aleksandar Vucic said that, due to difficult situation in the electricity market and extremely high prices, EPS will try to complete the capital overhaul of unit B1 before December, so that the 650 MW could help alleviate the situation.