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Romania to invest 180 mln euro in plant coal-to-gas conversion

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BUCHAREST (Romania), February 21 (SeeNews) - Romania's energy ministery said on Thursday it plans to invest 180 million euro ($204 million) to convert a 200 MW plant coal-fired power station in Craiova, in southern Romania, into a gas-fired one.

The ministry has started preparing a feasibility study for the project, it said in a press release.

As much as 70% of the project will be financed by European funds and 30% will be covered by state-owned energy complex Oltenia..

Also on Thursday, the ministry said that it plans to invest 4 million euro in the Craiova II Power Plant for the installation of two steam generators of 50 t/h of natural gas. The investment project will be completed in April.

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