TPP Plomin C (development project)

Reconstruction of Plomin TPP (Plomin C TPP)

Reconstruction of Plomin TPP implies replacement of the first Plomin TPP unit with an aim of modernization and capacity increase of the power plant. Replacement unit will represent a long-term safe and stable source of base electricity at competitive price on the market. Usage of coal will contribute to diversification of the energy-generating products and technologies in HEP's portfolio of generating plants and lower the risk of dependence on a single source of energy, actually on electricity import. Plomin C TPP will use the same fuel as today's units operating in the Plomin TPP, imported hard coal with low content of sulfur.

Replacement unit will have the capacity of 500 MW at generator, which means that this reconstruction will increase the capacity to 710 MW at Plomin TPP site instead of today's 325 MW installed capacity (115 MW at Plomin TPP 1 and 210 MW at Plomin 2 TPP).

Protection of environment

By applying  the best available techniques (BAT) of clean coal combustion with supercritical temperature and steam parameters along with the sea water as a cooling medium, the Plomin C TPP will achieve the efficiency rate of at least 45 percent, which is significantly higher than most thermal power plants fired by coal that are now in operation and have a degree of conversion of 32 to 37 percent.

Emissions of harmful substances into the air will be reduced to a minimum by using high-quality low-sulphur coal and installing a flue gas desulphurization plant to reduce NOx emissions and highly efficient electrostatic filter for particles.
According to the categorization of the Coal Research Institute of the International Energy Agency, PLOMIN C TPP power plant will be a „near zero emission“.

The air in the immediate surroundings of Plomin TPP will continue to be of Category I, i.e. of best quality, because Plomin C TPP and Plomin 2 TPP will together emit much less pollutants than are currently emitted by Plomin 1 TPP and Plomin 2 TPP, more precisely SO2 emissions will be reduced by 54 percent, NOx emissions by 25 percent and particulate emissions by 13 percent with significantly lower specific emissions of CO2.

Instead of existing landfill, a completely closed coal handling system will be built for the needs of both units, as well as the infrastructure for transport of combustion by-products from the location by the seaway. 

Strategic investment project

The Plomin TPP reconstruction project was designated a project of strategic interest in line with the Act on Strategic Investment Projects of the Republic of Croatia in May 2014.

Selection of strategic partner

Hrvatska elektroprivreda is conducting a process of the strategic partner selection with which it will participate in designing, engineering, financing, construction, management and maintenance of the Plomin C TPP in accordance with the valid social and environmental requirements and obligations of Croatia in line with the EU greenhouse gases emissions trading system. 

The International Competitive Negotiating Procedure was selected for the strategic partner selection process under transparent EU rules that encourage competition between the bidders and which belong to the best international practices in the realization of energy projects.

Japanese consortium Marubeni was selected as a preferential bidder with whom the negotiating procedure commenced with an aim to finalize transaction contracts as a basis for the project on realization.

General information:

Investor:                                         HEP and strategic partner
Location: Port of Plomin
Name: Plomin C TPP
Type of product: Electricity
Type of plant: Supercritical pulverized coal technology (SCPC)
Type of fuel: Imported hard coal
Capacity/efficiency: 500 MW / >45%
Annual generation/regime: 3.600 GWh / base load plant
Value of investment: EUR 850 million
Funding: Joint venture with a strategic partner (JV)
Project Status:  Location permits obtained, site preparation for construction in progress
Construction period: 2017 to 2021