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Maoce Power Station

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The Maoce Power Station is a proposed 500-megawatt (MW) coal-fired station for Maoče, Montenegro.

Location

The map below shows the approximate location where the plant would be built, at the coal basin of Maoče, about 15 km from the town of Pljevlja.

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Background

In 2010 the Ministry of Economy of Montenegro invited applications for "exploitation of coal in the “Maoce” basin, the Pljevlja Municipality, conditioned by the construction of a thermal power plant of the estimated capacity of 500MW."[1]

Platts estimates that the planned Maoce plant will cost an estimated €560 million.[2]

In 2012 Power Engineering reported that China's Gezhouba Group planned to develop a 350 MW plant at the nearby Maoce coal field and to "improve mines" for both the Maoce power station and the proposed Pljevlja II Power Station, which the company had also bid to construct.[2]

However, the 2014 Energy Development Strategy for Montenegro until 2030 indicates that there is no need for this power plant until 2030.[3]

Project Details

  • Sponsor: TBD
  • Parent company:
  • Developer:
  • Location: Maoče, Montenegro
  • Coordinates: 43.36, 19.36 (approximate)
  • Status: Shelved
  • Capacity: 500 MW
  • Type:
  • Start date:
  • Coal Type: Hard coal
  • Coal Source:
  • Source of financing:

Resources and articles

References

  1. "Maoce project Website," the Ministry of Economy of Montenegro, accessed Feb 2013.
  2. 2.0 2.1 "China sets up shop in Europe's backyard," Power Engineering International, Jan 10, 2012.
  3. "STRATEGIJA RAZVOJA ENERGETIKE CRNE GORE DO 2030. GODINE," 2014, pg. 41

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