GEEN to start building third biomass-fired CHP plant in Croatia soon - report

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ZAGREB (Croatia), February 6 (SeeNews) - Czech company GEEN Holding will start building soon its third biomass-fired combined heat and power (CHP) plant in Croatia - in the central town of Gospic, local media reported.

"In the coming days we are starting the final phase of preparation of the location for the Gospic project. Construction will follow soon, and one year later [the plant] will be ready and connected to the grid. The facility will operate in full stream in the first half of 2021," news outlet Novac.hr quoted GEEN officials as saying last week.

The Czech company has so far invested 80 million euro ($88 million) in its two existing biomass-fired cogeneration plants in Croatia, according to the media report.

In December, GEEN opened its second CHP plant in the Adriatic country - in Zupanja, eastern Croatia. The plant, with 4.96 MW electric capacity and 8 MW heat capacity, will produce 40 GWh of electricity per year, burning wood chips and pellets.

GEEN's first biomass-fired plant in Croatia started operations in Benkovac, in Zadar county, in October 2018.

GEEN Holding is an energy, engineering and investment group comprising 31 companies. It is oriented towards developing renewable energy sources and is present in the Czech Republic, Slovakia, Croatia and Georgia.

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