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Gazprom's unit installs two Ansaldo gas turbines at Serbian power plant

Author Radomir Ralev
Gazprom's unit installs two Ansaldo gas turbines at Serbian power plant Source: NIS

BELGRADE (Serbia), August 5 (SeeNews) – Gazprom Energoholding, a subsidiary of Russia's Gazprom, has completed the installation of two gas turbines at the 200 MW Pancevo gas-fired combined cycle power plant in Serbia, it said.

The equipment was manufactured by Italian group Ansaldo and was delivered by sea from the Italian port of Genoa to Romania’s Constanta, and then on the Danube to Pancevo, Gazprom Energoholding said in a statement on Friday.

"The choice of Ansaldo’s gas turbines was motivated by their high efficiency and reliability, as well as the experience of the company in operating similar turbines at the power plants of Gazprom Energoholding in Russia," the director of Gazprom Energoholding Serbia, Aleksandr Varnavskiy, said in the statement.

The next stage of the delivery of basic equipment will be the transportation of two waste heat boilers, a steam turbine, and a generator, Gazprom Energoholding said.

In March 2018, Gazprom Energoholding signed a 40 million euro ($44.4 million) agreement with Ansaldo for the delivery of two AE64.3A Gas Turbines, WY18Z air-cooled generators and auxiliary systems for the construction of a combined heat and power (CHP) plant in Pancevo.

Serbian oil and gas group NIS [BEL:NIIS] said in November it signed a contract for the construction of a 200 MW CHP plant in Pancevo with Shanghai Electric Group.

The commissioning of the power plant is planned for 2020.

A total of 180 million euro will be invested in the construction of the power plant, as the bulk of the funding will be provided by Gazprom, the majority shareholder of NIS.

($ = 0.900181 euro)