BELGRADE (Serbia), September 26 (SeeNews) - The city of Belgrade has signed a deal with local company PKB Zelena Energija and a consortium of Austria's Polytechnik and local company Masinoprojekt Kopring for the preparation of the relevant documentation for obtaining a building permit for a biomass-fired co-generation power plant in the suburb of Padinska Skela.
Under the signed deal, the consortium will prepare the technical, economic and environmental paperwork necessary for obtaining a building permit for the construction of the 7.9 million euro ($10.1 million) power plant, the municipality of Belgrade said on Thursday.
The plant's construction should be completed by the end of 2016.
The timeframe for the consulting job is five months after which the procedure for obtaining the construction permit will be started, followed by the launch of an international tender for a general contractor that will build the plant.
The project, which will also include the reconstruction of a local school and hospital, will be co-financed by the Swiss government and the city of Belgrade with 6.4 million euro and 1.5 million euro, respectively.
The future power station will deliver electricity to state-owned power supplier EPS Snabdevanje while the thermal energy output will be used to heat public buildings as well as two greenhouses owned by local food producer Poljoprivredna Korporacija Beograd.