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Desulfurisation facility for Nikola Tesla Thermal Power Plant in ‘final phase’

Representatives of Serbia’s Ministry of Mining and Energy held a meeting on Wednesday (20 September) with the Vice President of the Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA) Miki Hatada to discuss the progress of construction works at the desulfurisation facility in the Nikola Tesla Thermal Power Plant A (TENT A).

During the meeting, it was emphasised that the construction of the desulfurisation facility at TENT A (blocks A3-A6) is in its “final phase,” which is mainly financed through a loan from the Japan International Cooperation Agency. This will align the operation of the thermal power plant with the EU’s emission limits by implementing the wet limestone flue gas desulfurisation technology.

“We have ambitious goals in the process of decarbonising the energy sector and we need new investments in energy infrastructure and environmental protection to acquire new capacities and modernise our thermal power plants in accordance with the highest environmental standards. The completion of the desulfurization facility in TENT A is of great importance, as it will reduce sulfur dioxide emissions from 4000 milligrams per cubic meter to less than 200 milligrams, and particulate matter emissions from 50 to 20 milligrams per cubic meter. Japan is one of Serbia’s most important partners in the energy transition process, and we will continue to deepen our cooperation,” said Veljko Kovacevic, Special Advisor to the Minister of Mining and Energy.

Mr Hatada reiterated JICA’s strong support for the implementation of socio-economic reforms necessary for Serbia’s EU membership process. He also “expressed satisfaction” with JICA’s involvement in Serbia’s energy transition process and readiness to support new projects, Serbia Mining and Energy Ministry said.

On Thursday (21 September), the Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA) and the Mining and Energy Ministry representatives also visited the desulphurization plant construction site. 

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