The Italian company Edison was the only company to submit a bid for strategic partnership in the construction of Kolubara B steam power plant, the Electric Power Company of Serbia (EPS) announced.
According to the announcement, the bid was opened on Friday and the EPS is to decide whether the bid is acceptable and tell the decision to its potential partners in Italy prior to May 31.
"Special teams of experts from the EPS will be considering technical, economic-financial and other aspects of the bid submitted by Edison, after which the EPS will make the decision on the status of the project", reads the announcement.
Construction of Kolubara B steam power plant commenced in 1988 and was discontinued three years later. Over EUR 300 million have so far been invested in that project.
Not even one bid has been submitted for the construction of the third block of 700 MW within Nikola Tesla B steam power plant (TENT B), people at the Electric Power Company of Serbia announced. One of five qualified bidders interested in TENT B3 was Germany's RWE.
Tenders for the selection of strategic partners of the EPS in the construction of two blocks of 350 MW each within Kolubara B steam power plant and a 700 MW block within Nikola Tesla B steam power plant were announced in January 2009. The total value of the investment is estimated at over EUR 1.6 billion.
According to some earlier announcements by the EPS representatives, the stake of that company in new facilities cannot be smaller than 20 percent and larger than 49 percent.
Deadlines for submission of bids were extended several times.