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Gazprom waives plans for June commissioning of CHP in Serbia

Gazprom waives plans for June commissioning of CHP in Serbia

Belgrade, June 4 - Neftegaz.RU. Gazprom has waived its plans for the commissioning of the 200 MW Pancevo gas-fired combined heat and power (CHP) plant in Serbia in June due to the coronavirus crisis, Serbian SeeNews reported.

"Significant adjustments to timing will not happen, we will just go back to the originally planned schedule for the commissioning of the plant - by the end of this year," TASS quoted Denis Fedorov, general manager of Gazprom's unit Gazprom Energoholding, as saying.

In November 2018, Serbian oil and gas group NIS, in which Gazprom holds a 56.15% stake, signed an agreement for the construction of the CHP plant in Pancevo with China's Shanghai Electric Group. A total of 180 million euro will be invested in the construction of the power plant, with the bulk of the funding to be provided by Gazprom.

"We wanted to complete the thermal power plants in the summer. We made a plan for accelerated commissioning of the power plant with our colleagues from China but, unfortunately, the situation changed. At first, there were delays in the supply of equipment from China, then there were questions about the possibility for Chinese employees to enter Serbia," Fedorov said.

The supply of equipment to the site has now been resumed, the issue of the entry of Chinese specialists for its commissioning has been resolved, and the construction of the plant is being carried out in normal mode, he noted.

Author: Radomir Ralev

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