Starting signal for Serbian-Japanese environmental project in Serbia
On 13 February 2019 in Obrenovac, the ground-breaking ceremony took place for one of the world’s largest flue gas desulphurisation plants (FGD) – for the thermal power plant Nikola Tesla A Obrenovac (TENT A). Thanks to the FGD system from the Japanese MHPS Group, sulphur dioxide and particulate emissions will be reduced ninefold in the future. This measure represents a significant contribution to the fulfilment of EU environmental standards in Serbia and serves as support for future EU accession efforts. Furthermore, 60 percent of the MHPS Group’s construction work will be awarded to domestic companies, further strengthening economic cooperation between Serbia and Japan.
The total investment envisaged in the contract amounts to around 167 million euros and comprises the construction of a flue gas desulphurisation plant for the four TENT A blocks A3, A4, A5 and A6, each with an output of 350 megawatts. The FGD system will prolong the operation of the power plant for at least another 20 years. The construction of the plant will take 42 months.
The guests of honour at the ceremony were the Minister for Mines and Energy, Aleksandar Antić, the Japanese Ambassador to Serbia, Junichi Maruyama, the Deputy Director of the Serbian energy company Elektroprivreda Srbije (EPS), Milorad Grcic, the Director General for Middle East and Europe of the Japanese Agency for International Cooperation (JICA), Takema Sakamoto, and the Vice President of Mitsubishi Hitachi Power Systems (MHPS), Takanori Nakamoto.
ACTIV Project Management GmbH is responsible for project management in conjunction with the cooperation partners Mitsubishi Hitachi Power Systems, Ltd. (MHPS) and its Duisburg-based subsidiary, Mitsubishi Hitachi Power Systems Europe GmbH (MHPSE).