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Eesti Energia signs agreement with Alstom on new power plant construction

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The Baltics’ largest power utility Eesti Energia has signed a contract with the French consortium Alstom on new combustible shale plant construction. It is planned to build the new power plant with two 300 MW capacity units next to the existing one at Narva, in Estonia.

In line with the concluded agreement, presently Alstom can carry out the initial preparatory works. The permission to start the construction will be given as soon as the state approves the new power plant is received, Eesti Energia informs the business news portal BNN.

The prolonged discussions about our energy production future have led us to a well-reasoned decision – to build a new plant powered by local resources. The power plant construction will be completed by late 2015 – just in time, as Estonia will be in a need for additional production capacity, explains the company’s Board Chairman Sandor Liive.

He points out the new power station will use the most up-to-date technologies available to operate most efficiently and environment friendly by using combustible shale and biomass blend for electricity production.

The power station’s both new 300MW power blocks will be equipped with Circulating Fluidised Bed (CFB) technology, which means combustible shale dust is burnt with biomass. The first stage will be put in operation in 2015. Together with the procession plant to be completed already in 2012, the power station will comprise a combustible shale complex, consisting of raw combustible shale storage, fuel supply and emissions management systems, as well as of new 330kV sub-station. The decision on investments in the second power unit development will be adopted in 2012, and the total power station costs are estimated to form approximately 950 million euro.


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  1. Tom says:

    That’s the correct way do do it! taking the bull at the horns and heading towards energy independence.

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