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Public discussion on four power facilities worth one billion euros set to begin

12.10.2016  12:32
The company MCC will in October start a public debate on environmental impact studies for four power facilities, which together with the project Vis Viva is intended to be build in the Dalmatian hinterland, with a total value of around one billion euros, reports the MCC.

It is the construction of four power facilities - the gas plant Peruća with a switch, which will be producing both electricity and heat (CHP gas power plant), the pumped storage hydroelectric power plant (HPP) Vrdovo, the connecting transmission line Hrvace-Konjsko and the connecting gas pipeline Dugopolje-Peruča. Their total value is around one billion euros, Hina found out from the MCC.

Vis Viva Project is one of the two strategic projects in Croatia published at the European Investment Project Portal (EIPP). The project is highlighted in the report on the implementation of the adopted investment plan for Europe in Croatia from 25 September 2015 to July 31 2016 at the Government meeting on September 29th this year.

The Vis Viva project, as it is stated in the report, is a possible greenfield investment in the Split-Dalmatia County with the status of a feasability study, with private investors in search for a strategic partner whose value is estimated at one billion euros.

The MCC says that the assessment of the environmental impact for all four buildings begins in october, while a location permit is expected in the beginning of 2017.

They explain that about 600 million will be directed to the reversible power plant, and 400 million on the gas, including transmission line and gas pipeline.

The gas power plant should begin operations in 2022 or 2020, and the reversible in 2022 or 2023, the MCC says, and adds that Elektroprojekt prepared environmental impact studies for all objects.

''The study, after being reviewed by the Ministry of Environment and Nature Protection and assessed that it is complete and expert-based, will be sent to public hearing'', the MCC states. They note that the study will be available to residents of Hrvace and Sinj, where they will be presented publicly.

The director of MCC, Zoran Buric, says that there so far has been invested five million euros in the project, and that it is expected that there until the location permit will be invested around six million.

''Project houses that are involved in the project, fund all the documentation whose production is finished. They are de facto co-investors of the project, while the payment for their investments are expected through the arrival of a strategic partner'', Buric explains.

From the MCC they point out that the Vis Viva is a ''private venture project owned by the companies MCC and Vrdovo PHS, with which a number of renowned Croatian companies with numerous references in engineering, projecting and environmental protection, provide a professional and technical basis (Elektroprojekt Energy Institute "Hrvoje Pozar'', project office Split, Geoprojekt and Geokon Zagreb), which is their role in the project. "

The gas power plant Peruča, with installed capacity of 450 MW of electricity and 50 MW of thermal energy, will according to information from the MCC, be on the right coast of the lake with the same name. Thermal energy will be used to heat buildings in the surrounding area of the plant, as well as greenhouses for growing fruit, vegetables and flowers that are intended to raise in the immediate vicinity. The power plant will provide a stable source of electricity, and consumption of 500 million cubic meters of gas per year and the profitability of the main pipeline through Dalmatia, said the MCC.

The reversible hydropower plant Vrdovo, with power 2 x 270 MW in turbine mode (2 x 245 MW in pumping mode), water will be supplied from the lake Peruča, which will be transported by pipeline to a special new reservoir basin Straight Vrdovo, the height difference of 600 meters in relative to the surface of the lake Peruča. Water will charge pumps from the lake during weekends, while on the weekdays accumulated water pipelines will be accompanied on the turbine beneath the pool.

The pool is also a kind of system for energy storage, which is a particular advantage of this facility, which in combination with the gas power plant should provide the security of the electricity system, explained in MCC. They pointed out that security in particular is important because of the increasing use of variable energy sources wind and sun in Croatia, and it is necessary to ensure that it is being delivered to consumers when they need it the most.

Apart from the two plants to produce electricity, there will be built a specific electricity switchyard voltage of 400 kilovolts, on which future power plants will be attached, and a 400 kV transmission line length of 25 kilometers which will connect the switchyard Peruči with switching equipment in Hrvace (control equipment code Konjsko).

With that power line, in the Croatian power system there will be an additional 1000 megawatts of electricity produced in the two power plants per year, according to MCC.


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