HEP to hire consultant for EL-TO Zagreb upgrade project

November 21, 2017

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HEP to hire consultant for EL-TO Zagreb upgrade project

European bank for reconstruction and development (EBRD) and Croatia’s Public utility Hrvatska elektroprivreda (HEP) issued a public invitation for the expressions of interest for Owner’s Engineer who will assist HEP in construction of a combined heat and power (CHP) combined-cycle power plant (CCPP) EL-TO Zagreb.

The consultancy contract is estimated to cost EUR 2.0 million and funding is provided by EBRD.

The EL-TO Zagreb upgrade project consists of reconstruction and modernization of a CCPP EL-TO Zagreb which is intended to be done on turnkey basis, with an electrical output of 90 to 150 MW and heat output between 80 to 120 MWt.

“The Owner’s Engineer shall assist HEP, which is employer, in the design review, supervising and coordinating the engineering, construction, inspection, testing, commissioning and taking-over of the CHP CCPP EL-TO Zagreb and related facilities, including interconnections to existing plant and systems, being implemented via EPC Turnkey Contract to ensure realization of the Project, fully in accordance with the Consultancy contract,” EBRD procurement notice said.

The assignment is expected to start in second half of 2018 and has an estimated overall duration of about 38 months to cover the completion of the EPC Contract. The intention is to also engage the Owner’s Engineer during the 24 months Defects Notification Period as needed and as requested by HEP.

The CCPP EL-TO Zagreb will be the basic heat-generating unit for the location EL-TO Zagreb. Electricity production will be subordinated to heat production.

“New CCCPP in EL-TO will represent the basic district heating unit. Electricity generation will be secondary and new unit will be completely adjusted to requirements regarding heat. The net total efficiency of the CCPP is 90%. Fuel for the new CCCPP will be natural gas,” Non – technical summary for replacement of unit “A“ with new CCCPP in EL-TO Zagreb notes.