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.