Trial operation launched PHOTO

After the successful completion of the revitalization, block B1 in the Thermal Power Plant "Nikola Tesla B" was put into trial operation this morning at 6.53.

Foto: JP EPS
Foto: JP EPS

This block now has a capacity of 670 megawatts, which is 20 megawatts more than before the modernization, and its service life has been additionally extended and efficiency has increased, the Electric Power Industry of Serbia (EPS) announced.

The value of this investment is 90 million euros. The largest share of 70 million euros has the overhaul of the boiler plant, and as much as 70 percent of that work was done by Serbian metal and boiler companies. It was also the most complex part of this revitalization of B1, one of the two strongest thermal units in EPS.

"As promised during the visit of Aleksandar Vučić, President of Serbia, the revitalization of Block B1 was completed on time and thus additionally ensured the energy security of the state. In this large project, 4.000 tons of new steel, 3.000 tons of construction materials were installed, and more than 55.000 welding pieces were done, flawlessly. We owe huge gratitude to the young engineers who were the backbone of this modernization and thus became a strong pillar of knowledge and expertise for future projects in EPS", said Milorad Grčić, Senior Acting Director of "Electric Power Industry of Serbia".

As it is added in the statement issued by the company, in addition to increasing power, working life and energy efficiency, this revitalization will also improve the conditions for environmental protection.

"The installation of a nitrogen oxide reduction system will reduce nitrogen oxide emissions below 200 milligrams per cubic meter. Environmental projects are being worked on intensively in both TENT A and TENT B. The construction of a desulphurization plant in TENT A is progressing, and a project to build such a plant has begun within TENT B. The goal is for the largest electricity factory in the Balkans, where more than half of electricity is produced, to implement all environmental projects and for all EPS thermal power plants to be in full compliance with the Industrial Emissions Directive by 2027", company concludes in its statement.

Foto: JP EPS
Foto: JP EPS

To reiterate, President of Serbia, Aleksandar Vučić, recently announced that we will return the borrowed electricity, but also that we will start filling our accumulations.

"We are opening a block of 650 megawatts, TENT B1, we will have a lot of electricity, enough for all needs, not to import any megawatts, and we will collect a little, to have in reserves," he said in early November, answering journalists' questions while attending the celebration of the launch of the construction of the Danube Corridor.

Shortly afterwards, he visited the Thermal Power Plant "Nikola Tesla B" and then said that when everything is put into operation, we will no longer have any problems with electricity.

"We don't have to import electricity, as we had to in the past. We will export electricity, but when we meet our needs. Because of this we have warm homes today, we have electricity and because of this, the state has not bled out. You have to have stability and that is why coal is still very powerful, because you have 650 megawatts here every day, regardless of the weather conditions", Vucic said during the tour.

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