Ambassador Sakamoto’s visit to Ugljevik Thermal Power Plant



On 21 May, Ambassador Hideyuki Sakamoto visited Ugljevik Thermal Power Plant, the site of the flue gas desulphurization (FGD) plant construction project.

Construction works started in May 2017. Under this project funded by a Japanese ODA loan amounting up to 12.633 billion yen (approx. 200 million KM), the first flue gas desulphurization (FGD) plant in Bosnia and Herzegovina will be installed in the Ugljevik Thermal Power Plant (TPP), which is a critical part of RS’s electrical power supply and whose facilities have aged and use coal with high sulphur content and a low heat generation rate. The flue gas desulphurization plant will reduce drastically sulphur dioxide and coarse particulates that pollute the air and contribute to protection of environment and improve the health of nearby residents.

Ambassador Sakamoto met with a project manager of Mitsubishi Hitachi Power Systems, Ltd. (MHPS) which is the contractor of the project and Mr. Popovic, Director of TPP, and they explained Ambassador about the progress of the construction works which is on schedule.