Glinica power station

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Glinica power station is a proposed 500-megawatt (MW) coal-fired power station in Glinica, FBIH, Bosnia-Herzegovina.

Location

The map below shows the city of Glinica, the approximate location where the plant would be built.

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Background

Aluminium producer Aluminij is Bosnia-Herzegovina’s largest power consumer. The company received a positive response from Bosnian Croat power utility EPHZHB to form a partnership to build a 500-MW coal-fired plant at the site of its smelter plant in Glinica, at an estimated cost of €1 billion ($1.27 billion). Aluminij intends to purchase almost half the planned plant’s production, with the remaining output available for sale domestically and regionally. In a statement issued by the company, general director Nikola Kresic stated, "We badly need around 100 MW of ‘safe’ energy that does not depend on the whims of nature, such as drought, snow and other factors. A press report also cited the company's unwillingness "to become hostage to Russian gas supplies coming through a pipeline via Republika Srpska and Serbia.[1]

As of 2014 project sponsor Aluminij Mostar is in financial difficulties and it is unlikely that the project will proceed.[2]

Project Details

  • Sponsor: Alumnij, EPHZHB
  • Parent company:
  • Location: Glinica, FBIH, Bosnia-Herzegovina
  • Coordinates: 43.333, 17.8 (approximate)
  • Status: Shelved
  • Gross Capacity: 500 MW
  • Type: Ultra-Supercritical
  • Projected in service:
  • Coal Type:
  • Coal Source:
  • Source of financing:

Articles and Resources

Sources

  1. "EPHZHB support for Aluminij plant,", Energy in East Europe (newsletter), February 22, 2013
  2. "Bosnia's Aluminij again risks closure over debt to utility,", Reuters, April 4, 2014

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