Moscow, March 11 - Neftegaz.RU. Russia's Gazprom Energoholding is considering the construction of up to 4 power plants in Serbia.
«We have set up a working group, which is considering options for construction of thermal power plants and combined cycle power plants,» Interfax quoted Gazprom Energoholding Director Gen., Denis Fedorov.
«It is hard to say anything about time frames at this point, as this will be connected to TurkStream.» Gazprom Energoholding, a subsidiary of Gazprom, is analyzing 3-4 sites, Fedorov added.
Gazprom plans to build a string of its Turk Stream pipeline for transit of gas to Europe from Turkey via Bulgaria, Serbia and Hungary. The future pipeline on the territory of Serbia, approximately 400 km in length, will link the country's gas transmission system to those of Bulgaria and Hungary.
On March 7, Gazprom said it has launched the construction of a 200 MW gas-fired combined cycle power plant in Pancevo - the 1st of its kind in Serbia. The commissioning of the power plant is planned for 2020.