Coal-Fired Plants in Bosnia & Montenegro

Gacko
Location: Srpska
Operator: Elektroprivreda RS
Configuration: 1 X 300 MW CHP
Operation: 1983
Fuel: lignite
Boiler supplier: Podoloski
T/G supplier: LMZ, Electrosila, Koncar
EPC: Tehnograd, Termoelektro
Quick facts: Gacko is a supercritical unit that burns about 1.8mn tpy of lignite from a nearby opencast mine in the Republic of Srpska in northeast Bosnia. For years, geological conditions and lack of funding have hindered mining and equipment maintenance and upgrades. In Dec 2006, CEZ signed an agreement to invest up to 1.5bn in a 51% stake in a new company to build a second unit at Gacko and complete mine upgrades and expansion.

Photograph courtesy of JSC SibCOTES
Posted 6 Jan 2007

Kakanj
Location: Bosnia
Operator: JP Elektroprivreda Bosne i Hercegovine
Configuration: 4 X 32 MW, 2 X 110 MW, 1 X 230 MW CHP
Operation: 1964-1988
Fuel: lignite
Boiler supplier: Steinmuller, Tlmace
T/G supplier: Siemens, Jugo, Skoda, Koncar
EPC: Tehnograd
Quick facts: The Kakanj TPP is on the left bank of the Bosna River, 5km upstream from the city of Kakanj in the Central Bosnia coal basin. The site was built-out in phases from 1947 to 1988. In Nov 2003, Skoda completed the retrofit of one of the 110-MW steam turbines. A new 300-MW steam unit is in planning and a 100-MW CCGT block may be built to replace the old 32-MW sets. The 300m stack is one of the tallest structures in the FYR.

Photograph courtesy of JP Elektroprivreda Bosne i Hercegovine
Re-posted 12 Oct 2011

Pljevlja
Location: Montenegro
Operator: Elektroprivreda Crne Gore AD
Configuration: 1 X 210 MW
Operation: 1982
Fuel: lignite
Boiler supplier: Podoloski
T/G supplier: LMZ, Electrosila
EPC: Elektroproject Yugoslavia
Quick facts: This is Montenegro's only coal-fired power station and can supply up to 30% of the country's electric power. Most fuel is supplied from two surface mines operated by Rudnik uglja ad Pljevlja. The older mine is Potrlica, where mining began in 1952, while Sumani I is a newer mine, although with a lesser-quality lignite. The stack is 250m tall. A second 210-MW unit at Pljevlja has been in planning for years and common facilities have been largely built. The new block will have a heating takeoff for Pljevlja town. In Dec 2009, Siemens completed a 6mo overhaul and upgrade of the I&C systems at Pljevlja-1.

Photograph courtesy of Siemens
Re-posted 6 Mar 2010

 

Tuzla
Location: Bosnia
Operator: JP Elektroprivreda Bosne i Hercegovine
Configuration: 2 X 32 MW, 1 X 100 MW, 2 X 200 MW, 1 X 215 MW CHP
Operation: 1964-1978
Fuel: lignite
Boiler supplier: Biro, Barnaul, Rafako
T/G supplier: Brno, Skoda, LMZ, Electrosila, Rafako, Zamech, Dolmel
EPC: Tehnograd
Quick facts: Tuzla is in the center of coal basin Kreka-Banovićci, the largest in Bosnia. Construction of the first two units started in 1959. Average annual generation is about 3,100 GWh with annual coal burn of 3.3mn tons. The plant also supplies heat for Tuzla and Lukavac, process steam for nearby industries, and fly ash for the cement factory at Lukavac. Unit 1-6 use lignite and brown coal from the Kreka and Banovići mines and Unit-7 uses brown coal from the Đurđevik and Banovići mines. After the Bosnian war, major overhauls of Units 3&4 were completed and work on Unit-5 is underway. The work included boiler upgrades and installation of new precipitators. A new 370-MW unit is planned.

Photograph courtesy of Tehnograd doo
Posted 15 Jul 2006

 

Ugljevik
Location: Srpska
Operator: Elektroprivreda RS
Configuration: 1 X 300 MW CHP
Operation: 1985
Fuel: lignite
Boiler supplier: Podoloski
T/G supplier: LMZ, Electrosila, Koncar
EPC: Tehnograd, Termoelektro
Quick facts: The city of Ugljevik is situated in the foothills of the Mount Majevica. The city is named after coal - "ugalj" - which has been mined without interruption since 1899. Brown coal reserves are estimated to be about 462mn tons. Construction of the first block got underway in 1976. A second unit was started but construction was halted during the Bosnian war. These are sister units to Gacko.

Photograph courtesy of Tehnograd doo
Posted 15 Jul 2006

Abbreviations

Data: industcards, Platts UDI World Electric Power Plants Data Base

Updated 12-Oct-2011

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