Announced not long ago, Croatia's first geothermal power plant, 16.5 MW Velika 1, has been formally opened by Minister of Environmental Protection and Energy Tomislav Coric and MuharremBalat, CEO of Turkey's MB Holding. The geothermal power plant in Ciglena close Bjelovar is speculation of HRK 325 million (application. EUR 43.7 million) and it is additionally the biggest power plant in mainland Europe with double innovation. The official opening of the power plant united various authorities from governmental issues and industry, including Maja Pokrovac, Director of Croatian Renewable Energy Sources (OIEH) relationship, as an agent of Kolinda Grabar-Kitarovic, President of the Republic of Croatia, His Excellency Mustafa Babur Hizlan, Ambassador of the Republic of Turkey in Croatia, Velika 1 Project Manager DragutinDomitrovic, just as delegates of HEP Group, Croatian Energy Market Operator (HROTE), City of Bjelovar, Bjelovar-Bilogora County and the temporary worker.
Geothermal power plant Velika 1 has been in full activity since March 2019 and has provided practically all of Bjelovar with power. With its dispatch, ten employments were made in the nearby network, and during the two-year development period, around 15 neighborhood organizations worked at the power plant. The center innovation of the power plant is the result of the Italian Turboden, and of the complete speculation esteem, over 68% was given in materials, hardware or administrations by residential providers and contractual workers.
The significance of the undertaking was likewise underscored by the Prime Minister's emissary and the Minister of Environment and Energy Tomislav Coric: "A venture like this must be worked with a great deal of eagerness and speculation. The way that more than HRK 300 million has been put depicts how many financial specialists had confidence in the undertaking and how gifted this group is. Croatia has its enthusiasm for each kW and that is the reason ventures like this need to have more extensive help. This venture is likewise a proof that the Republic of Croatia is a model as far as invigorating the improvement of new, clean vitality sources and utilization of new information for the tireless administration of regular assets. Our assignment is to set up a system that will urge financial specialists to contribute, with the goal that the capability of sustainable power sources can profit us in the long haul and make the reason for vitality manageability", said Minister Coric.
Tags : Coric, Croatia's first geothermal power plant, Croatian Energy, City of Bjelovar,