Serbia: Two desulfurization units to be installed at TPP Nikola Tesla B

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Termoelektrane Nikola Tesla (TENT) consists of four thermal power plants Nikola Tesla A, Nikola Tesla B, Kolubara and Morava with total installed capacity of 3,288 MW.

Japanese Mitsubishi Power received an order from Serbian state-owned power utility EPS for the installation of two flue gas desulfurization units at two blocks of coal-fired power plant Nikola Tesla B.

The statement from the company said that this is its third engagement in the region, following the installation of similar units at Serbian TPP Nikola Tesla A and Bosnian TPP Ugljevik. The installation is scheduled to be completed in 2024, when the plant’s sulfur dioxide emissions will be reduced by 96 % in line with the European Union’s Industrial Emissions Directive (IED) and the new BREF – Best Available Techniques reference documents.

In June, Acting Director of EPS Milorad Grcic said that the company expects that the contractor – Japanese Mitsubishi Hitachi Power Systems will complete the construction of a flue gas desulfurization unit at coal-fired thermal power plant Nikola Tesla A (TENT A) by May 2023. The construction of flue gas desulfurization system at Serbia’s largest coal-fired thermal power plant, a project worth 167 million euros with the aim to reduce the plant’s sulfur-dioxide emissions from 74,000 to 7,700 tons per year, started in February 2019. The construction of this system at four units of TENT A – A3, A4, A5 and A6, each with power output of 350 MW, will enable the plant to operate at least 20 more years by meeting the EU’s relevant legal requirements related to environmental protection. The project is realized as part of the agreement between the Governments of Serbia and Japan, based on which a contract on the loan for funding the project has been signed between EPS and the Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA). This would be the second desulfurization facility at EPS’ plants, following the one installed at TPP Kostolac B. With total power output of 1,650 MW, TPP Nikola Tesla A is the largest thermal power plant in Serbia and generates around 30 % of its total electricity production.