EL-TO Zagreb CCPP (development project)

New highly efficient combined-cycle cogeneration unit EL-TO Zagreb CCPP, with electrical output of 150 MWe and heat output of 114 MWt will be a reliable pillar of secure electricity and heat supply of the City of Zagreb. This is particularly important in times of serious disturbances in the electric power system since the interruptions of electricity and heat supply in the City of Zagreb will be kept to a minimum.  
During project development HEP took into account the fact that uninterrupted production of heat and process steam at the EL-TO Zagreb site must be secured for the needs of consumers in the western part of the City of Zagreb after 1 January 2018, when Croatia started to oblige the provisions of the EU Directive on industrial emissions came into force.
In accordance with the energy efficiency guidelines, which are an integral part of the strategic energy documents of the EU and Croatia, HEP will build a new combined-cycle cogeneration unit with significant savings in primary energy consumption for the cogeneration process, which shall replace part of the old and worn-out units at the EL-TO Zagreb site.
Considering this is a district heating facility, which will be fueled by gas exclusively, meaning significantly less CO2 specific emissions per generated kWh of energy in comparison to the present situation at the location. 


Project status

The project is prepared for implementation – the tender for the construction and equipment procurement and installation has been conducted (EPC agreement), as well as the tender long-term maintenance agreement (LTSA). The project possesses a location permit, complete project documentation for the first construction permit. Moreover preparatory activities at the location of the future generation plant have commenced. The project financial construction is being prepared in cooperation with the EBRD along with a syndicate of commercial banks and with EIB.

Investor: HEP
Location: City of Zagreb, EL-TO Zagreb CHP plant
Name: EL-TO Zagreb CCPP
Type of product: electricity/heat/process steam
Type of plant:    new CCPP (CCCGT) unit  
Type of fuel: natural gas
Capacity/efficiency: 150 MWe and 114 MWt / 90%
Annual generation/regime:      675 GWh electricity, 450 GWh heat for the district heating and 160 GWh process steam for industry / base load plant
Value of investment: EUR 120 million
Funding: Own funds / loan 
Project status: Project location permit obtained, one construction permit is currently in preparation and the tender for construction, equipment and long-term maintenance contract is conducted
Construction period:   2018 to 2021