BELGRADE (Serbia), October 9 (SeeNews) – Serbia’s power monopoly EPS said it is seeking a partner for the construction of a 200 million euro ($295 million) gas-fired power and heating plant with a combined capacity of up to 800 megawatts (MW) in the northern town of Novi Sad.
Interested parties are invited to submit letters of interest by December 1, EPS said in a statement posted on its website late on Thursday, adding that the company will shortlist candidates by the end of this year.
The plant’s heating unit, which will provide heating to 80,000 households, will have an installed capacity of at least 300 MW while its power production unit will have between 400 MW and 500 MW of installed capacity, the statement said.
The population of Novi Sad, the administrative centre of Serbia’s northern province of Vojvodina, is about 300,000.
The combined installed capacity of Serbia's power plants was 8,355 MW in 2005, including 5,171 MW at coal-fired plants, 353 MW at gas-fired plants and 2,831 MW at hydro plants, according to the latest data available from EPS.
No power plants have been built in Serbia over the past 20 years.