Elektrenai, Lithuania, 2012-10-23 14:22 CEST (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- A state commission charged with assessing the completion of the construction of a new Combined Cycle Unit (CCU) at Elektrėnai Power Plan, controlled by Lietuvos Energija, AB has signed the construction completion act. It was established that the construction was finished and that the CCU met all statutory requirements. The legal title to the CCU’s assets was transferred from the project’s contractor to Lietuvos Energija, AB.
The CCU’s construction cost amounted to LTL 1.3 billion. EUR 168.2 million was donated by the Ignalina Nuclear Power Plant International Decommissioning Support Fund. The European Bank for Reconstruction and Development lent EUR 71 million and the remainder was borrowed from commercial banks. Lietuvos Energija, AB provided financing for the project as well.
The CCU is equipped with a 9FB gas turbine designed by General Electric. The unit has an efficiency of more than 58 per cent. The CCU is able to generate the same amount of electricity consuming 30 per cent less natural gas than the old units of Elektrėnai Power Plant.
It is planned that the CCU will produce 1.374 TWh of electricity in 2013, which is 14 per cent of the country’s demand. In summertime, when the thermal power stations of big cities do not generate electricity, the CCU will be operating at its highest capacity.
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