Serbia: Overhauls in TPP “Kostolac B”, environment projects

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The most important activity to be performed during this year’s overhaul season inthermal power plant “Kostolac B” is connection of the B1 and B2 units with the flue gasdesulphurization system.

This will significantly affect reduction of emissions of airpollutants and help this energy capacity to reach the required ecological parameters. – Environmental protection becomes increasingly important segment in operation ofthermal power plants. – emphasizes Ivan Dimitrijević, Director of TPP “Kostolac B”. –

Avery important investment is coming to an end, so the connection of desulphurizationsystem to the chimney lining of the unit B1, practically to the new-built stack, will becarried out during this year’s overhaul. The unit operation was stopped on 28th May and it should restart generating electricityat the end of June. This is a standard overhaul, with the basic aim to prepare unit B2 forwinter conditions of operation.

Employees in TPP “Kostolac B” maintenancedepartment, as well as contractors from other companies, are engaged at the overhaulitself. This has been the practice over the years, having always the good effect.Overhaul works are being carried out by usual dynamics, without problems, andtherefore, if everything continues as so far, the foreseen plan for overhaul completionshould not be threatened and B2 unit should be connected to Serbian power network atthe end of the June. Unit B1 overhaul will be carried out during a longer outage comparing to the unit B2 andis planned to last around six weeks.

Non-standard activity during the overhaul of this unit, as well, will be connection to theflue gas desulphurization system. Works on 110 kV plant that should be finished inAugust will be implemented, so that after the required taking over procedure withChinese partners desulphurization system operation should start in September –concluded Dimitrijevic.

Source; EPS Energija