Yokogawa is to deliver a control system for a flue gas desulfurisation system that is to be installed at the Ugljevik coal-fired power plant in northeastern Bosnia and Herzegovina. This flue gas desulfurisation system, which will be the first of its type to be installed in the West Balkans, is scheduled to start operation in October 2019.
The Ugljevik power plant has a capacity of 300 MW, sufficient to supply a quarter of the total electrical generation capacity for the Republic of Srpska, which is one of the constituent entities of Bosnia and Herzegovina. Since it burns brown coal with high sulfur content, the emissions from its flue stack contain high levels of sulfur dioxide. Installation of the flue gas desulfurisation system is expected to improve the environment and help satisfy environmental standards, which is required for joining the EU.
The main product delivered by Yokogawa will be a CENTUM VP integrated production control system for the monitoring and control of the flue gas desulfurisation system. The project will be managed by Yokogawa GesmbH, the company’s subsidiary in Austria and Central East Europe, and Ogranak Yokogawa Europe Branches Beograd, the Serbia office of Yokogawa. Delivery of the CENTUM VP system will take place by August 2018.