Croatia gets nine bids for geothermal water exploration at four deposits
Croatia's Hydrocarbon Agency (CHA) said it received nine bids from seven bidders for all four blocks offered in a tender for exploration of geothermal water for energy purposes in the Drava valley, in the country's northeast.
The names of the interested local and foreign companies will be revealed after the evaluation of the bids, the government agency said in a statement on Wednesday.
The four blocks - Ernestinovo, Lunjkovec-Kutnjak, Legrad-1 and Merhatovec, have a total area of 207 square kilometres.
The water temperature at the locations exceeds 100 degrees Celsius, which is the minimum required for electricity generation. The combined potential of the deposits is some 50 MW of electricity, the agency said back in June when it opened the tender.