The modernization of ash and slag transport in the Nikola Tesla Thermal Power Plant A (TENT A) entails full reconstruction of the system, along with the construction of new ash and slag silos, as well as the construction of a new ash pipeline for transporting the ash to the landfill. This will provide an adequate technological solution, increasing air, water and land protection and reaching European environmental standards.
As Elektroprivreda Srbije (EPS) explains in an interview for eKapija, the reconstruction of the ash transport system will prevent the scattering of ash by wind, pollution of underground waters and the river Sava and pollution of the surrounding land. It will also solve the issue of waste waters in the de-ashing system.
This will provide EPS with a reliable ash, slag and plaster deposit system for all TENT A units and improve the environmental protection conditions. On Tuesday, February 28, EPS signed a loan agreement worth EUR 45 million with the German development bank KfW
for the purpose of the realization of this project. Minister of Mining and Energy Aleksandar Antic then signed Serbia's loan guarantee on March 1.
The repayment period is 12 years, and the grace period is five years.
– The verification of the state guarantee is in progress at the moment and the loan will come into effect only after the ratification at the National Assembly of Serbia. Following that, the conditions will be met for opening a tender for the contractor in line with KfW's rules. According to expectations, the tender might be opened by September 2017
– EPS says for eKapija.
The construction work phases and deadlines will be defined by an agreement with the contractor, and they entail the preparation of the project for the building permit, equipment, delivery and installation. EPS says that the framework period for the realization of the project is three years within the coming into effect of the agreement with the contractor.Protection of air, underground waters, the Sava and land