Capital
Investments

Commitment of JP Elektroprivreda BiH is to construct new hydropower capacities as environmentally friendly facilities. The concept of sustainable development, which the European Union adopted in 1990, meant that Member States committed themselves to achieving a balance between use and protection of natural resources and the environment in general.

In accordance with long-term development plan for power generation facilities, decisions of the FBiH Government and competent institutions to designate public interest and to prepare for construction of new power facilities, JP Elektroprivreda BiH is intensively developing projects for the construction of capital generation facilities.

Strategic and priority objective is the construction of Unit 7 in TPP “Tuzla” and Unit 8 in TPP “Kakanj”. These are replacement projects for existing units that must be stopped because of the expiration of their lifetime and the constraints imposed by the EU regulations for the operation of power plants after the 2017. Construction of replacement thermal power units will also provide for a secure placement of coal and thus survival of the mines.

Bosnia and Herzegovina ratified the Treaty establishing the Energy Community of South East Europe in 2006. Each Party of this Treaty undertakes to develop a plan for implementation of the Directive 2001/77/EC of the European Parliament and the Council on the promotion of electricity produced from renewable sources. The aim of this Directive is to increase electricity production from renewable energy sources in the internal market.

Unit 7
TPP “Tuzla”

Location of facility – site of existing thermal power plant “Tuzla”
Type of facility - replacement cogeneration lignite unit
Installed capacity - 450 MW + 270 MW of thermal energy
Annual production - 2756 GWh

Investment

Investments in the construction of Unit 7 - 1499.2 million KM
Investments in the construction of Unit 7 with mine - 1646.7 million KM
Funding - project partnership

Project Status

Completed activities:

  • Completed and revised complete investment and environmental documentation

Obtained license:

  • Preliminary water management approval from the Agency for RBD of river Sava
  • Environmental permit from the Federal Ministry of Environment and Tourism
  • Certificate for connection of Unit 7 to EES BiH from ISO BiH
  • Requirements for connection to transmission network from the Transco BiH
  • Urban permit from the Federal Ministry of Physical Planning

 Actions in progress:

  • Selection of project partners and closing of financing structure
  • Resolving property issues
  • Development of projects that result from the obtained permits and approvals
  • Detailed design for the preliminary work

Future activities:

  • Ensuring remaining permits and approvals
  • Performing the preparatory work on the site
  • Adopting decisions on construction
  • Negotiating construction of Unit 7

Unit 8
TPP “Kakanj”

Location of facility – site of existing TPP “Kakanj”
Type of facility- replacement cogeneration unit
Installed capacity - 300 MW +300 MW thermal energy
Annual production - 1755 GWh

Investment

Investments in the construction of Unit 8 - 1035.2 million KM
Investments in the construction of Unit 8 with mine - 1225 million KM
Funding - project partnership

Project Status

Completed activities:

  • Completed and revised complete investment and environmental documentation

Obtained licenses:

  • Preliminary water management approval from the Agency for RBD of river Sava
  • Environmental permit from the Federal Ministry of Environment and Tourism
  • Certificate on connection of Unit 8 to EES of Bosnia from ISO BiH
  • Conditions for connection to the transmission network from Transco BiH
  • Urban permit from the Federal Ministry of Physical Planning

Actions in progress:

  • Performing geological exploratory works
  • Development of projects that result from the obtained permits and approvals

Future activities:

  • Selection of project partners and closing financing structure
  • Ensuring the remaining permits and approvals
  • Performing preparatory work on the site
  • Adopting decisions about construction
  • Negotiating construction of Unit 8

Hydro Power Plant
“Vranduk”

Location of facility – the River Bosna, area of Zenica City
Type of facility – run-of derivation power plant
Installed capacity - 19.63 MW
Annual production - 102 GWh

Investment

Investments - 142.9 million KM
Financing - Loans and funds of EPBIH

Project status

Completed activities:

  • Preliminary design - Energoinvest dd Sarajevo (leader), IPSA Institut Sarajevo and POYRY Energy GmbH Wien, 2010.
  • Contract for consultancy services (international Bank consultant) - Studio Pietrangeli is signed
  • "Management Plan" for the maintenance of the National monument Old Town Vranduk - Ecoplan Ltd. Mostar is completed
  • Contract for Construction of HPP Vranduk 20MW is signed (with the Contractor Strabag SE / Koncar)
  • Contract for permanent Yellow FIDIC Engineer for HPP Vranduk – AECOM is signed
  • Concession Agreement Vranduk is signed
  • Preliminary approval for the construction of HPP Vranduk is obtained creating conditions for the start of preparatory work on the construction site
  • Construction site opened

Activities in progress:

  • The Main project packages 1 and 3 were submitted for the review
  • The review of Main project by Delegate FIDIC Engineer (SP) and the domestic auditor EI is in progress
  • Preparatory works on the construction site in accordance with the preliminary approval for construction is in progress:
    - Clearing the construction site area
    - Access roads to construction site
    - Construction site plateaus
    - Preparatory works in the riverbed for building auxiliary building cofferdam
    - Construction of temporary TS for construction site

    Future activities:

    • Obtaining permits for construction and start of works in accordance with the approval
    • The production, delivery and installation of equipment, construction works, testing and commissioning of the plant
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    Hydro Power Plant
    “Ustikolina”

    Location of facility - the river Drina, Bosnian-Podrinje Canton – Goražde
    Type of facility – run of river power plant
    Installed power - 60.48 MW
    Annual production - 236.80 GWh 

    Investment

    Investments - 270 million KM
    Financing - Loans and funds of EPBIH

    Project status

    Completed activities:

      • Preliminary design Phase I without the site investigation works

      • Environmental permit

      Activities in progress:

      • -

      Future activities:

      • Ensuring the approvals of the competent authorities for the investigation works
      • Carrying out the site investigation works aimed at completing the Preliminary Design

      Hydro Power Plant
      “Janjići”

      Location of facility - the river Bosna, the area of municipality Zenica
      Type of facility – run-of-river power plant
      Installed capacity - 15.75 MW
      Annual production - 77.26 GWh

      Investment

      Investment - 109.8 million KM
      Financing - Loans and funds of EPBIH

      Project status

      Completed activities:

      • Feasibility Study, Fichtner (Deutschland), Electroforce (B&H) i ERM (Deutschland), December 2012
      • Preliminary Design, Energoinvest Sarajevo, December 2015
      • Base line study on flora and fauna and Environmental impact assesment, JV Oikon Zagreb, Geonatura Zagreb & HEIS Sarajevo, January 2016
      • Environmental permit
      • Urban permit

      Activities in progress:

      • Resolving property issues
      • Drafting of Technical Report for HPP Janjići connection to transmission network

      Future activities:

      • Preparation of Main design

      Hydro Power Plant
      “Kovanići”

      Location of facility – the river Bosna, Zenica-Doboj Canton
      Type of facility – run of river power plant
      Installed capacity - 9.1 MW
      Annual production - 46.2 GWh

      Investment

      Investment - 38.8 million EUR
      Financing - Loans and funds of EPBIH

      Project status

      Completed activities:

      • Feasibility Study including Site Investigation works
      • Study on economic assessment of HPP Kovanići and submitted request/unsolicited proposal for obtaining concessions
      • Call for Proposals for Preliminary design preparation

      Activities in progress:

      • Evaluation of bids and selection of Consultant for preliminary design preparation

      Future activities:

      • Making a contract for Preliminary design preparation  and introducing a Consultant into the work 
      • Preparation and announcement of a public call for review of  Preliminaryl design, preparation of Base Line Study and Environmental Impact Assessment, bid evaluation and selection of consultants

      Hydro Power Plant
      “Čaplje”

      Location of facility – the Sana River, area of Sanski Most
      Type o facility – run-of dam power plant
      Installed power - 11.63 MW
      Annual production - 56.82 GWh

      Investment

      Investments - 64.5 million KM
      Financing - Loans and funds of EPBIH

      Project status

      Completed activities:

          Geological and geotechnical, geophysical and seismological site investigation works project for Preliminary design of HPP Čaplje, Energoinvest Energoinžinjering, Sarajevo, July 2012

              Activities in progress:

                -

                 

                 

                Future activities:

                  Ensuring the approval of the competent authorities for performing site investigation works

                  Performing site investigation works

                  Hydro Power Plant
                  “Una Kostela”

                  Location of facility - the river Una, existing HPP “Una Kostela” are of the municipality Bihać,
                  Type of facility – run-of derivation power plant
                  Installed power - 13.7 MW
                  Annual production - 73.5 GWh

                  Investment

                  Investment - 32.7 million KM
                  Financing - Loans and funds of EPBIH

                  Project status

                  Completed activities:

                  • Analysis of hydraulic performance and energy effects of the second phase of reconstruction of HPP “Una Kostela” and “HPP Una Kostela Annex” - Study on expansion
                  • Study of the environmental discharge based on Una river investigations at the site of HPP Una Kostela
                  • Preliminary Design for reconstruction and expansion
                  • Environmental and Social Impact Assessment
                  • Environmental permit

                  Activities in progress:

                  • Drafting Technical report on investigation works of Environmentally Friendly Flow of the river Una on HPP Una Kostela profile 

                  Future activities:

                  • Ensuring the approval of the competent authorities for the reconstruction and expansion

                  Small Hydro Power Plant
                  on Neretvica

                  Location of facility - river basin of Neretvica - Konjic municipality
                  Type of facility - 15 small hydro power plants; run-of derivation-pressure plants
                  Total installed capacity - 24.5 MW
                  Annual production - 99.9 GWh

                  Investment

                  Investment -  103 million KM
                  Financing - Loans from EBRD and funds of EPBIH

                  Project implementation schedule: 

                  IA Stage  6,4 MW, Jan’17-Dec’17
                        SHPP Srijanski most
                        SHPP Gorovnik ušće

                  IB Stage  3,0 MW, Jun’17-Jun’18
                        SHPP Crna Rijeka
                        SHPP Gorovnik

                  II Stage  7,9 MW, Jan’18-Dec’18
                        SHPP Podhum 1
                        SHPP Podhum 2
                        SHPP Donji Obalj
                        SHPP Poželavka
                        SHPP Mala Neretvica – ušće

                  III Stage  7,2 MW, Jan’19-Dec’19
                        SHPP Obašćica
                        SHPP Duboki potok 2
                        SHPP Ruste
                        SHPP Plavuzi
                        SHPP Prolaz
                        SHPP Duboki potok 1 

                  Project status

                  Completed activities:

                  • Main design of I Stage
                  • Main design review of IA Stage
                  • Reissues Environmental permit
                  • Property issues and conversion of agricultural and forest plots in the construction plot of IA Stage
                  • Initiative on Urban permit extension of IB Stage
                  • Initiative on Obtaining construction permit for IA Stage
                  • Issuance of tender documents for equipment for IA Stage
                  • Concession contract with the municipality of Konjic

                  Activities in progress:

                  • Issuance of construction tender documents for IA Stage
                  • Obtaining Urban permit extension of IB Stage
                  • Obtaining Construction permit for IA Stage
                  • Preparation of initiative for Main design supervision for IB Stage

                  Future activities:

                  • Main design review of IB Stage
                  • Fulfillment of property issues for IB Stage
                  • Bids evaluation and contracting on equipment for IA Stage
                  • Bids evaluation and contracting on construction works for IA Stage
                  • Preparation of tender documents for IB Stage
                  • Preparation of Main design tender documents for II Stage

                  Supplementary ESIA:

                  Wind farm
                  “Podveležje”

                  Location of facility - Podveležje-Mostar, territory of Herzegovina-Neretva Canton
                  Type of facility - 15 turbine wind farm
                  Installed capacity - 48.0 MW (max)
                  Annual generation - 120.0 GWh (Estimated on the basis of analysis)

                  Among others strategic objectives of EPBiH the wind farm "Podveležje" has been recognized as one of the projects that provide support to the environmental protection and energy efficiency.

                  The concession for this project is granted for a 30-year period. The energy permit is also granted.

                   

                   

                  Investment

                  Kreditanstalt für Wiederaufbau - KfW approved EPBiH loan to finance the construction of a wind farm "Podveležje". Repayment of the loan is 15 years, including three years grace period. With KfW loan, construction will be funded from own resources.

                  Investment: 83.200.000 EUR or 162 million BAM
                  65.000.000 EUR – KfW loan
                  400.000 EUR – KfW grant funds
                  17.864.600 EUR – own funds

                   

                  Public Information Meeting

                  Public Information Meeting about the status on Wind Farm Podveležje Project held in Mostar, on March 13th 2018. Further information:

                  Report on the Public Information Meeting for the Project WF Podvelezje.pdf

                  Public Information Meeting WF Podvelezje.pdf 

                  Non Technical Executive Summary.pdf 

                   

                  Project status

                  Completed Activities:

                  • LOT 1: Contract for Engineering, Procurement, Supply and Construction of the 15 wind energy converters (WEC)
                    Bids were opened in October 2016 and Bid evaluation is in  progress
                  • LOT 2: 110 / 30kV transformer substation and medium voltage cable and fiber optic networks on 30kV - ABB d.o.o. Zagreb is chosen as the best Tenderer and Contract signed. Commencement Date is scheduled on 31.01.2018.
                  • LOT 3: Internal access roads, service roads and crane platforms - Contract for construction of  internal access roads, service roads and crane platforms (LOT 3) signed with Consortium HP INVESTING d.o.o. Mostar, AMITEA d.o.o. Mostar & IZGRADNJA TOJAGA d.o.o. Mostar. Commencement Date  was scheduled on 20.02.2017. 
                  • Local road L 13 reconstruction, ca 2.5 km (responsibility of City of Mostar) - Contract is signed between City of Mostar and Consortium HP INVESTING d.o.o. Mostar, AMITEA d.o.o. Mostar. Contract realization already started.
                  • 110 kV power transmission line: in  August 2016, EPBiH signed Contract with Elektroprijenos ad Banja Luka, on  wind farm Podveležje 110 kV connection to the transmission network. Contract for construction of two-system overhead 110kV line (connecting Wind Power Podveležje Plant with the existing 110kV network) signed between Elektroprijenos BiH a.d. Banja Luka and Consortium: UMEL Dalekovodmontaža d.o.o. Tuzla – Energoinvest d.o.o. Sarajevo.

                  Future activities:

                  • Completion of bid evaluation for LOT 1 and Contract signature with chosen tenderer
                  • Preparation of Detailed Design for Substation 110/30kV Podveležje and Main Design for 30kV cable and fiberoptic network
                  • LOT 3 Contract realization (internal access roads, service roads and crane platforms)
                  • Contract realization for reconstruction of local road L 13, ca 2.5 km, (Jurisdiction of City of Mostar)
                  • Preparation of Main Design for 110kV two-system overhead line (connecting Wind Power Podveležje Plant with the existing 110kV network)

                  Hydro Power Plant
                  “Babino Selo”

                  Location of facility: the river Vrbas, municipality Donji Vakuf
                  Type of facility: run-of derivation power plant
                  Installed power: 6,17 MW
                  Annual production: 23,65 GWh

                  Project status

                  Completed activities:

                  • WBIF Grant Approved on Amount of 750.000 EUR for the Feasibility Study including Environmental and Social Impact Assessment (ESIA)
                  • The consent to perform research works has been obtained from the Council of Municipality Donji Vakuf
                  • Conducted geological research in the field as part of the Feasibility Study

                  Activities in progress:

                  • Development of Feasibility Study including ESIA
                  • Vrbas River Critical Habitat Assessment in the project area, as an integral part of ESIA



                   

                  Hydro Power Plant
                  “Kruševo”

                  Location of facility: the river Bioštica, the area of municipality Olovo

                  Investment

                  Investment: -
                  Financing: -

                  Project status

                  Completed activities:

                  • The Technical Report of hydropower usage of the river Bioštica
                  • The Economic and Financial Analysis for HPP Kruševo with HPP Zeleni Vir
                  • The Study of hydropower usage of the river Bioštica in the municipality of Olovo with The Conceptual design of hydropower plants
                  • Performed technical survey and demining the area that is planned for the construction of HPP Kruševo with Zeleni Vir

                  Activities in progress:

                  • Drafting Prefeasibility study HPP Kruševo including Economical and Financial assessment

                   

                  Small hydro power
                  plant “Kakanj”

                  Location of the facility - the river Bosna, area of municipality Kakanj, TPP „Kakanj“
                  Type of facility - Hydro plant dam toe powerhouse
                  Installed capacity - 4.69 MW
                  Annual production - 22.58 GWh

                  Investment

                  Investment - 30.5 million KM
                  Financing - credits and funds of EPBiH

                  Project status

                  Completed activities:

                  • Conceptual design for SHPP „Kakanj“
                  • Tender documentation for elaboration of the preliminary design SHPP „Kakanj“
                  • Study of economic appraisal with prior impact environmental assessment

                  Activities in progress:

                  • Obtaining of the prior Water compliances
                  • Obtaining prior permit for concession

                  Future activities:

                  • Elaboration of investment – technical documentation and documents for environmental assessment
                  • Obtaining of Decision on Environmental permit
                  • Obtaining of Urban permit
                  • Elaboration of the Main design