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KPA Unicon designs and delivers a power plant to ArcelorMittal’s steelworks in the city of Zenica in Bosnia Herzegovina. The plant’s steam production capacity will be 150 t/h (37 bar, 420°C). KPA Unicon will also supply a redundant PlantSys remote operating system as a part of the power plant entity, as well as operations and maintenance services to ensure high availability and usability of energy production.

In Zenica, through this joint venture, we will create and implement a clean energy solution together with our customer and partners. We will renew ArcelorMittal’s existing energy production systems with cleaner technology utilizing the coke and blast furnace gases from the steelworks as fuel, which will significantly reduce emissions and guarantee continuous heat production.

The new plant will be operated in many respects according to the best EU practices and environmental norms. The current boilers use coal as fuel, which is the main source of sulfur emissions from the plant. The new plant will significantly reduce the emissions. Once it is commissioned in 2020, the plant will produce all district heat for the city of Zenica as well as most of the energy needed in ArcelorMittal’s steelworks.

“Introduction of the new plant will significantly improve people’s living conditions through emission reductions.  Our customer can replace the old plant by the new power plant which is one of the largest coal-fired power plants in Bosnia.”