Croatia used nearly 17,000 GWh of electricity in 2014 while producing 13,000 GWh, resulting in a shortfall that required the Adriatic Coast nation to import energy. Hrvatska Elektroprivreda is working to reverse this unequal exchange of resources.
Hrvatska Elektroprivreda operates the Plomin coal-fired power station in western Croatia, which has been operating since 1969 and has a 340-meter-high chimney, the tallest built structure in the country. GE will upgrade the Plomin 2 power station’s 210 MW OEM steam turbine, a BBC-Alstom design, with advanced 3-D blades, new rotor, blade carriers, inner casing, and other spare parts.
decrease in annual coal consumption
more households powered after completion of Plomin-2
Today, the country gets nearly half of its energy from hydropower plants and has one coal-fueled thermal facility at Plomin.
GE will retrofit “Plomin 2”—boosting its power and efficiency to 3.6 %, which will improve its heat rate. The retrofit will lead to lower emissions and a decrease in coal consumption by more than 22,000 tons annually.
Its steam turbines will have their lifespans extended by 200,000 operating hours.
In addition, we will build a selective catalytic reduction (SCR) platform for Plomin 2 to treat its flue gas and reduce emissions of NOx.
Upon completion, the facility will be able to power 10,000 more homes in Croatia.
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