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From hydrogen-powered gas turbines to biomass co-firing

The latest “MHPS Energy Conference for Southeast Europe” in Portorož, Slovenia, presented ways and means to clean up conventional power plants. About 120 attendees from business and politics followed the lectures from MHPS’s experts and discussed the latest developments in, for example, power plant engineering, flue gas cleaning or the role of hydrogen in the power sector. What was very clear by the end of the two-day conference: No matter how you want to achieve a low-carbon system – Mitsubishi Hitachi Power Systems can offer the right tools, products and services.

The event took place on June 4-5, 2019. ACTIV Project Management GmbH actively supported the cooperation partner in the organization of the event.

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Construction of the flue gas desulphurisation (FGD) plant in the lignite-fired power station in Ugljevik continues to be on track

The construction work on the flue gas desulphurisation project (FGD) in the thermal power plant at Ugljevik in the Republic of Srpska, Bosnia and Herzegovina continues to make good progress. Up to now, more than 70 per cent of the construction work has been completed. The procurement of the equipment is also already well underway. If everything continues to go as planned, it is anticipated that the plant will commence trial operation in the middle of 2019.

With the completion of the flue gas desulphurisation plant, the emission of sulphur dioxide will be reduced by more than eightyfold, down to 200 milligrams per cubic metre, which corresponds to the strictest European standards. Secondly, the emission of suspended matter from the chimney will be reduced eightfold through the use of new electric filters. As a result of this pioneering plant, reliable electricity generation and climate-friendly coal-based power generation will be ensured in future in the Republic of Srpska, Bosnia and Herzegovina. In addition, the project will help to improve the environmental situation in this region.

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ACTIV and MHPS jointly strengthen presence on the Serbian market

Stronger together! ACTIV Project Management and its longstanding partner MHPS Japan have pooled their resources and opened a joint office in Belgrade. With the establishment of the new liaison office which was opened at the start of June, in particular the commitment in Serbia is to be consolidated further, new fields of business opened up and existing customers in the region supported even more intensively in the future. The office will be headed up by ACTIV team member Ivan Baković, Director of the representation in Serbia, and supported by a strong team comprising ACTIV and MHPS experts from the areas of project management and thermal power plants. The strategic association between ACTIV and the large Japanese corporation combines the strengths of both companies, consolidates the global presence and facilitates an ideal adjustment to continually changing challenges of global and local customers.

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Business trip of ACTIV Project Management team to Japan was more than pleasant

During our visit in Japan, talks about successful past projects, the status quo and potential future projects in Southeastern Europe were held in the catalyst factory Akitsu Works and at the MHPS office in Kure and Yokohama. We develop enduring relationships with our partners and for our customers and that is why multilingualism, inter-cultural competence, dynamics, flexibility and mobility are a great matter for us.

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“Energy connects people” at the Kelag-SummerCircle

On 27 June 2018, KELAG-Kärntner Elektrizitäts-Aktiengesellschaft organized the Kelag-SummerCircle in the electric power plant Forstsee under the motto “Energy connects people”. Numerous participants have come together to discuss the energy of the future. Energy means using synergies and achieving goals together. ACTIV Project Management also participated at the Kelag-SummerCircle with the aim of creating new perspectives with sustainable relationships.

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ACTIV at the Electrify Europe Conference

The Electrify Europe Conference took place in Vienna and ACTIV Project Management and MHPS Europe were there again. At Electrify Europe, competence and innovation come together to shape the future of the energy industry on an international level. Electrify Europe is the world’s first event dedicated to the relationship between power generation, industry and distribution sectors, driven by digitalization, decarbonization, decentralization and electrification.

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The construction progress of the flue gas desulphurisation plant (FGD) in the lignite power plant Ugljevik is proceeding as planned.

The flue gas desulphurisation (FGD) project at the Ugljevik thermal power plant in the Republic of Srpska in Bosnia and Herzegovina, which construction began last spring, is well underway. This flue gas desulphurisation project will be the first retrofit of a coal power plant in the Western Balkans to reduce sulfur dioxide and particles in the atmosphere.

Current state of construction:


Limestone silos with limestone unloading area

Flue gas duct (from booster fan toward the absorber)

Booster fan


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JCOAL Seminar in Serbia dedicated to environmental technologies

Coal is an important source of energy in Serbia and represents a stable power supply. Nevertheless, Serbia is one of the countries which is aware that using coal without appropriate measures and technologies has a detrimental impact on the environment. With this in mind, Japan Coal Energy Center (JCOAL) organised a technology seminar in the Sava Center in Belgrade on 20 February 2018. The broad seminar program covered topics such as energy policy, air pollution control for thermal power plants and environmental technologies. Not only did ACTIV take part in the event, it also actively assisted JCOAL with the organisation. JCOAL is a government-mandated institution that mediates between the Japanese government, public sector and private players for the development and introduction of highly efficient clean coal technologies (CCT) to ensure energy supply sustainability in the future.

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MHPS Europe customer day a complete success

On 12 October 2017, Mitsubishi Hitachi Power Systems Europe (MHPS Europe) organised a day for customers at Düsseldorf airport under the heading “Power for a Brighter Future”. A large number of visitors spent a day with representatives of MHPS Europe discussing in detail cutting edge, sustainable technologies and new developments in energy plant construction. ACTIV Project Management GmbH took part in this event, together with many customers from the region, mainly in high-ranking positions. In various expert panels, they exchanged information on specific topics with the experts of MHPS Europe in order to integrate their products and solutions in the relevant region.

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World’s largest desulphurisation plant in Serbia

Mitsubishi Hitachi Power Systems, Ltd (MHPS) and the Serbian utility company Elektroprivreda Srbije (EPS) signed the contract for the construction of the world’s largest flue gas desulphurisation plant (FGD) for the thermal power plant Nikola Tesla A Obrenovac in Serbia on 8 September 2017. This will reduce emissions from approximately 74,000 metric tons to 7,800 metric tons per year. This is in line with all the commitments and guidelines that Serbia has taken on. The contract for 1,300 MW Nikola Tesla includes two MHPS FGD systems. Successful commissioning is scheduled for the first half of 2021.

ACTIV Project Management GmbH is responsible for project management in collaboration with its cooperation partners, Mitsubishi Hitachi Power Systems, Ltd and its subsidiary from Duisburg, Mitsubishi Hitachi Power Systems Europe GmbH (MHPSE).

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