A major energy milestone has been achieved in the central European country of Bosnia and Herzegovina as Austrian energy engineering and construction company URBAS Stahl und Anlagenbau GmbH, officially handed over the keys of the new Prijedor biomass combined heat and power (CHP) plant.
After winning an international tender in May 2015, URBAS was awarded the engineer, procure and construct (EPC) contract for a 20 MW thermal and 1 MW electric biomass-fired CHP plant for the city of Prijedor. The new facility was completed in December ahead of schedule and at the beginning of April this year the official handing over ceremony was held in the presence of the High Representative for Bosnia and Herzegovina and several ministers.
Consisting of two 10 MW boiler units, the new CHP plant replaces heavy fuel oil (HFO) heat boilers that previously supplied heat to the district heat grid. The biomass fuel is sourced locally displacing HFO that was imported.