On the construction site of EPS’s thermoblock “Kostolac B-3”, around 600 Chinese workers and more than 100 workers from Serbia are working intensively every day on the completion of this project.
– The number of workers at the location will grow and it is expected that a maximum of 1,100 will be hired at the end of July, said Željko Lazović, project manager. He added that more than 90 percent of installation work is expected to be completed by the end of the year. completed, writes Politika.
The volume of that work is evidenced by the fact that more than 2,500 piles were made, more than 90,000 m3 of concrete and more than 30,000 tons of steel construction were installed on the entire facility.
– The new thermoblock “Kostolac B-3” with a capacity of 350 MW is designed according to the strictest European standards and valid technical regulations. EPS’s investments in the thermal power plant “Kostolac B” enable the revival of domestic electrical and machine construction. The project included modern technologies and standards in the field of technology, then all currently valid elements of environmental protection, including some that are still pending. The contract also stipulates that all the equipment that will be installed in the new block meets European quality norms, Lazović said for Politika.
The expected annual production of this unit with a nominal capacity of 350 MW is about 2.5 billion kWh of electricity. Consent to the study on environmental impact assessment was obtained from the relevant ministry in October 2017.
– This project is very complex, so that a large number of renowned companies from the Republic of China are participating in its realization, and in addition to them, the Serbian economy is involved through many companies engaged in the production of equipment and works. Despite the measures taken to accelerate the implementation of the project, there are delays caused by the impact of the corona virus. All parties are continuously making an effort to reduce their effect on the realization of the project as much as possible, concluded Lazović, Blic reports.