PODGORICA (Montenegro), September 12 (SeeNews) - Montenegro's power utility Elektroprivreda Crne Gore (EPCG) [MNG:EPCG] has invested 9 million euro ($9.9 million) in the recultivation of the Maljevac ash and slag landfill since the beginning of 2019, it said.
The total investment in the project, which will be completed in 2023, will amount to 20 million euro, EPCG said in a statement on Wednesday.
Currently, work is underway for the removal of the upper humus layer, plants and shrubs from the site.
The recultivation will enable the operation of the landfill during the entire lifecycle of the first unit of the Pljevlja thermal power plant (TPP) and envisages the storage of waste in cassettes until the final remediation of the site.
In July, EPCG launched a 45 million euro tender for the reconstruction of the Pljevlja TPP. The reconstruction, to be implemented between 2019 and 2021, will allow the company to continue operating the power plant in the next 20 to 30 years under the new directives for reducing harmful emissions.
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