China’s Betec to begin geothermal research in Vranjska Banja
A town and spa resort in the south of Serbia may get a geothermal heat and power plant with the capacity of 39 MW and 20 MW, respectively, according to the official web page of the City of Vranje.
Domestic company Betec Resources d.o.o., founded by Beijing Exploration Technology and Engineering Co. Ltd. from China, will initiate geothermal research next month in the municipality of Vranjska Banja.
The probes will encompass 150 square kilometres. The project itself will be conducted in accordance to environmental protection regulations, acording to the report released after the meeting of executive director of Betec Resources Zhao Jinshui and mayor of Vranje Slobodan Milenković. According to the head of the local authority, the city will provide all logistic support.
Vranje is also interested in building a district heating system, especially for industrial facilities, in order to cut production expenses.