TPP Stanari the biggest energy investment

Matea Uhlik Vidović, 19.09.2016.
EFT Group company will officially launch Bosnia's 300 MW Stanari thermal power plant on September 20. The ceremony will mark the completion of works on the TPP, which began in 2012. The Stanari coal basin is situated some 70 km east of Banja Luka, in central Bosnia and Herzegovina. Project has been one of the largest investments in the energy sector of Bosnia and Herzegovina.

Fig. 1 TPP Stanari

TPP Stanari will use the latest technology and will produce about two million megawatt hours of electricity. This plant will be the first in Bosnia and Herzegovina to fully operate in accordance with EU directives on environmental protection. EFT was awarded a concession contract to develop the Stanari TPP in 2008. In May 2016, Stanari TPP obtained a one-year temporary operating license from the environment ministry of the Serb Republic and it began delivering electricity to the Bosnian entity's grid at full capacity.
The total value of the undertaking is estimated at over 560 million euro and except for the construction of the building, money will be invested in the expansion of the capacity of the mine, access to the transmission network, as well as the construction of ancillary facilities (prateći objekti) and infrastructure. The main building contractor is China's Dongfang. The power station will have an annual output of 2,000 GWh with annual coal consumption planned at 2.3 million tons.