Construction of New CHP Plant in Zenica Starts, Completion Expected By End of 2020

By District Energy posted 23 days ago

  

Balkan Green Energy News

Summary

New combined heat and power (CHP) plant Toplana Zenica, expected to start operation in 2021, will eliminate the use of coal for district heating and utilize waste gases from the ArcelorMittal Zenica steel plant, it was said during the official start of the construction works in the town in central Bosnia and Herzegovina.

The CHP plant will have a power output of 14.45 MW and a heat capacity of 112.5 MW.

ArcelorMittal Zenica CEO Nikhil Mehta said the construction works are expected to be finished by the end of 2020.

It means the new CHP facility will not use coal in its boilers, which translates to the complete elimination of SO2 emissions and a more stable supply of heat to consumers, he said.

Zenica is one of the cities with the most polluted air in the region.

According to an earlier statement by BiH’s Federal Environment and Tourism Minister Edita Đapo, the EUR 53 million project will reduce SO2 emissions by 70% from current levels.

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