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SOFIA (Bulgaria), February 10 (SeeNews) - General Electric's overhaul of Serbian thermal power plant Nikola Tesla A is leading the list of the most popular SeeNews stories this week.
Croatian shipyard Brodotrogir's order to build a tanker icebreaker comes next, followed by a story about a new Ryanair route in Bulgaria.
These, and more of our top news stories which you might have missed, you can find below:
GENERAL ELECTRIC TO COMPLETE OVERHAUL OF SERBIA'S NIKOLA TESLA A TPP IN 2017
General Electric (GE) Power Services said on Thursday it plans to complete the modernisation of Serbian coal-fired thermal power plant (TPP) Nikola Tesla A this year.
“The steam turbine retrofit will give a new lifetime cycle after 250,000 operating hours and increase power output by 24 MW,” the general manager of Serbian state-run power utility Elektroprivreda Srbije (EPS), Milorad Grcic, said in the statement. http://bit.ly/2jAvFuM
CROATIA'S BRODOTROGIR STARTS BUILDING TANKER ICEBREAKER FOR ARCHTECH HELSINKI SHIPYARD
Croatian shipyard Brodotrogir said on Wednesday it launched the construction of an icebreaking tanker for Arctech Helsinki Shipyard under a contract worth 28 million euro ($29.9 million). The Croatian company will build the front section of the ship, 167 m in length, under a deal concluded in July 2016. Read the full text at: http://bit.ly/2kuOEpb
RYANAIR TO LAUNCH FIRST ROUTE FROM BULGARIA'S VARNA IN OCT
Irish low-cost air carrier Ryanair said on Tuesday it will launch its first route from the Bulgarian coastal city of Varna to Brussels on October 30. The new flight will be operated twice a week and is expected to service 35,000 passengers annually, Ryanair said in a press release. http://bit.ly/2kDOTgg
JAPAN'S ROKI TO OPEN AUTO FILTERS FACTORY IN ROMANIA - DEVELOPER
Japanese auto filters maker Roki will open a factory in Romania's western city of Arad and start production in 2018, Czech real estate developer CTP said on Monday. Roki leased for five years 5,500 sq m in CTP's logistic and industrial park in Arad. In the first stage, some 50 people will work in the factory and office area, as their number will double by 2019. Production is due to begin in 2018. http://bit.ly/2kX0JVj
DEUTSCHE TELEKOM MULLS SELLING OPERATONS IN ROMANIA - REPORT
Deutsche Telekom is considering the sale of its fixed-line and mobile operations in Romania in two separate deals, with France's Orange being one of the possible buyers, according to local media reports. Deutsche Telekom aims to sell its mobile and fixed-line activities in two separate deals. http://bit.ly/2kX0JVj
BULGARIAN COURT DECLARES CARREFOUR CHAIN OPERATOR BANKRUPT
The Sofia Regional Court has declared KMB Bulgaria, the local operator of Carrefour supermarket chain, bankrupt as of October 31, 2016, according to the country’s commercial registry. The court took its decision on January 23 based on a bankruptcy request filed by Sofia-based ENKO 2013. http://bit.ly/2lmlxmA
BULGARIA'S SHARE OF AIR POLLUTION-RELATED EXTERNAL COSTS HIGHEST IN EU
Bulgaria's external costs associated with air pollution are the highest in the EU, resulting in the loss of more than 2 million working days and more than 11,000 premature deaths per year, the European Commission said on Monday. Bulgaria has the highest air concentrations of urban fine particulate matter of all 28 EU member states, the Commission said in its EU Environmental Implementation Review 2017 report. http://bit.ly/2kzAilH
ROMANIA'S SWISS FRANC LOAN CONVERSION LAW UNCONSTITUTIONAL - TOP COURT
Romania's constitutional court (CCR) said on Tuesday that the law, which aims to help Swiss franc borrowers convert their mortgage loans into local leu currency at historical rates, is unconstitutional. http://bit.ly/2kA6eIu