Coal-Fired Plants in Kosovo & Macedonia
Bitola
Location: Macedonia
Operator: AD Elektrani na Makedonija (ELEM)
Configuration: 3 X 210 MW
Operation: 1982-1988
Fuel: lignite
Boiler supplier: Podoloski
T/G supplier: LMZ, Electrosila
EPC: Elektroproject, Pelagonija-Skopje
Quick facts: Development of this site in southern Macedonia began in 1962. The TPP and Suvodol Mine comprise Macedonia's biggest power production complex which accounts for as much as 70% of the country's electricity. In Dec 2009, Power Machines Group signed a 55.9mn contract to overhaul and modernize the plant.

Photograph courtesy of AD Elektrani na Makedonija (ELEM)
Posted 19 Jun 2010

Kosovo-A
Location: Kosovo
Operator: Korp Elektroenergjetike e Kosoves (KEK)
Configuration: 1 X 65 MW, 1 X 125 MW, 2 X 200 MW, 1 X 210 MW
Operation: 1962-1975
Fuel: lignite
Boiler supplier: Deutsche Babcock, Babcock & WIlcox, Rafako, Stein
T/G supplier: WH, GE, LMZ, MAN, Elektrotjazmas, Alsthom
Quick facts: Construction on the first unit at the "A" plant started in Mar 1960 and the unit was completed in Oct 1962, the largest individual generating unit in the Balkans at the time.  In 1978, its best year, the plant produced 3,391 GWh, but by the year 2000, output had dropped to 582 GWh due to war damage and accumulated wear-and-tear.

Photograph courtesy of EPS
Posted 28 Oct 2006

Kosovo-B
Location: Kosovo
Operator: Korp Elektroenergjetike e Kosoves (KEK)
Configuration: 2 X 340 MW
Operation: 1983-1984
Fuel: lignite
Boiler supplier: Stein
T/G supplier: Alsthom
Quick facts: Kosovo-B was both damaged and neglected during the recent conflicts in the area and restoring the plant to full operation was a major priority for donor agencies. In Jun 2000, a contract for a major overhaul of the second unit was awarded to a consortium of Innogy, Mitsui Babcock, and Alstom: this was successfully completed ahead of schedule. The stack is 182m high.

Photograph courtesy of EPS
Re-posted 28 Oct 2006

Oslomej
Location: Macedonia
Operator: AD Elektrani na Makedonija (ELEM)
Configuration: 1 X 125 MW
Operation: 1980
Fuel: lignite
Boiler supplier: Rafako
T/G supplier: BBC, Zamech
Quick facts: This generating unit has about 15yrs of coal reserves left in the Oslomej-West mining area and may be repowered.

Photograph courtesy of AD Elektrani na Makedonija (ELEM)
Posted 19 Jun 2010

Abbreviations

Data: industcards, Platts UDI World Electric Power Plants Data Base

Updated 17-Jul-2013

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