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Mitsubishi Hitachi PS and Serbia's EPS in $201m gas emissions deal

Staff Writer | September 9, 2017
Mitsubishi Hitachi Power Systems and Serbia’s power utility EPS signed a $201 million deal to help reduce gas emissions at Serbia’s largest coal-fired power plant.
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Energy   The flue gas desulfurisation
Serbia produces two thirds of its power in ageing coal-fired plants and the rest from hydropower.

It wants to improve its energy mix to meet growing demand, reduce future reliance on imports and meet the renewable energy targets of the EU it aspires to join.

The flue gas desulfurisation project would be carried out in four out of six units of Nikola Tesla A power plant complex, which has an installed capacity of around 1,600 megawatts (MW).

The clean-up will improve output and reduce emissions of sulphur by nine times, Serbia’s Energy Minister Aleksandar Antic said.

The project, to be supported by a loan from the Japanese International Cooperation Agency (JICA), is expected to be completed in 42 months, said Antic, adding that 200 million euros has been invested into energy clean-up so far and another 900 million euros is planned to be spent by 2025.