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Montenegro approves Pljevlja TPP overhaul contract with China's DEC

Author Radomir Ralev
Montenegro approves Pljevlja TPP overhaul contract with China's DEC Source: Crnogorski elektrodistributivni sistem (CEDIS)

PODGORICA (Montenegro), March 13 (SeeNews) - Montenegro's government has approved the signing of a contract for the reconstruction of Pljevlja coal-fired thermal power plant (TPP) with a consortium led by China's Dongfang Electric (DEC), it said.

The consortium, which also comprises Montenegrin companies Bemax, BB Solar and Permonte, placed a 54.4 million euro ($60.7 million) offer in a tender for the reconstruction of the thermal power plant in November, the government said in a statement on Thursday. 

After the signing of the contract, a 39-month deadline for completion of all works will begin, the government said, adding that they will have a 24-month guarantee period.

The project includes the construction of a desulphurisation and denitrification units, improvement of the operation of the electro-filter plant, construction of a wastewater treatment system and reconstruction of the internal ash and slag transport system, the government added.

In December 2018, Montenegro's government said it plans to complete Pljevlja's modernisation by 2021 in order to avoid closure of the plant. The power plant has a life of 20,000 hours in the period between January 1, 2018, and December 31, 2023, environment minister Pavle Radulovic said back then.

($ = 0.8957 euro)