The Public Investment Management Office is carrying out the state project of financing the construction of biomass-powered heating facilities in towns and municipalities, and the funds have been provided through the KfW bank. The towns and municipalities which take part in this project can expect to get biomass-powered heating plant in 2019 and 2020.
So far, contractors have been selected for facilities in Priboj and Mionica, and tendering procedures are in progress in Despotovac, Loznica and Osecina, the Public Investment Management Office told eKapija. The works in Despotovac have been evaluated at RSD 200,400,000, the ones in Loznica at RSD 226,577,280, and the works in Osecina at RSD 158,183,215.20.
Public procurement procedures are being prepared in Kladovo and Surdulica, where the works have been evaluated at RSD 440,595,469.20 and RSD 169,663,837.20 respectively.
Also, the project documentation for heating facilities in Svilajnac, Nova Varos, Arilje, Lebane and Kosjeric is currently being prepared.
The contracted value of the works at the heating facility for the Desanka Maksimovic Elementary School and the Mechanical and Electrical Engineering School in Priboj is RSD 125,988,000, and the contractor is Energy Construction with group members: Termomont doo Beograd, Gilles enegrie und Umwelttechnik GmbH&CoKG Gmunden, Teming Electrotechnology doo Niš, Porta Nova doo Beograd.
In Mionica, the works on the heating facility for the Milan Rakic Elementary School, whose value is RSD 138,000,000, are in progress and the contractor is Energy Construction with group members: Termomont doo Beograd, Topling doo Prnjavor, Teming Electrotechnology doo Niš, Porta Nova doo Beograd.
According to the director of the Public Investment Management Office, Marko Blagojevic, the project entails the replacement of boilers and the construction of small biomass-powered heating plants, whose purpose is to heat public facilities.
Of all the renewable energy sources in Serbia, biomass has the biggest potential, and the country will considerably increase the share of energy it gets from RES over the next few years thanks to biomass capacities.