Energetika Ljubljana signed a supply contract for the main technological equipment for the construction of the gas and steam unit
Director of Energetika Ljubljana Samo Lozej and the chosen supplier of the main technological equipment, the Greek company Mytilineos HOLDINGS S.A., signed a contract for 118 million euro (excluding VAT) for the supply and installation of two gas turbo aggregates with steam utilisers and the corresponding technological equipment, which is the key step for the start of the construction of the gas and steam unit.
The gas and steam unit (PPE-TOL) should be built in 30 months and should start to operate at the end of 2021 or at the beginning of 2022.
In line with the public procurement Energetika Ljubljana signed, in addition to the supply contract for the main technological equipment, a so called LTSA contract for long term maintenance services for the gas turbo aggregates with the producer of this equipment – the Siemens company. The value of the contract for eight-year maintenance services for the gas turbo aggregates, that is, one whole maintenance cycle is 15.9 million euro (excluding VAT).
At contract signing, the Director of Energetika Ljubljana Samo Lozej said that such a big step towards reducing coal use is not significant just for Energetika Ljubljana but for Ljubljana and Slovenia, as well. And the Director of Mytilineos S.A. Gardelinos Panagiotis stressed that they are looking forward to the project because of the benefits the energy and environment investment offers to the company Energetika Ljubljana and the city of Ljubljana, and also because this is their first project in Slovenia.
Gas to replace most of the coal
In 2022, the gas and steam unit is going to replace two out of three coal blocks in the heat and power station TE-TOL, and thus making it possible to decrease the use of coal by 70%. The coal block 3, which was renovated in 2008 with the aim of co-burning coal and wood chips, is going to remain in operation to ensure the diversification of primary fuels and the use of renewable energy sources. Energetika Ljubljana is the biggest consumer of wood biomass for energy purposes in Slovenia. Per year it uses 1.1 million gigajoules of wood chips, that is, over 100,000 tons, which represents 16% of heat and electric energy from renewable resources.