Doicesti power station

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{{#badges: CoalSwarm|Navbar-Romaniaandcoal}} The Doicesti Power Station is a power station in Dâmbovița, Romania. It was retired in 2015.

Location

The undated satellite photo below shows the power station in Doiceşti.

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Background

The Doiceşti Power Station had 8 generation groups, 6 of 20 MW each and two of 200 MW resulting a total electricity generation capacity of 520 MW. The smaller units and one 200 MW unit has been decommissioned, leaving only one 200 MW unit operating.[1]

In March 2013 the Ministry of Economy decided to dissolve and liquidate Termoelectrica, given the “impossibility to achieve the object of activity, respectively electricity generation." The full Doicesti power station is set for closure in 2017.[2]

In July 2014 Termoelectrica's assets, including Doicesti Power Station, were sold to Europea Energy Communications SRL, a firm founded in 2014 and registered in Czech Republic.[3] The plant was retired in 2015.

Expansion plans cancelled

In 2011 Termoelectrica and China Huadian Engineering Co Ltd said they had agreed to build two new 250 MW coal plants at the Doicesti station, equipped with an installation for gas desulphurisation and capture, and transport and storage of coal slag and coal ash. The Chinese government is considering investing EUR700 million in the project.[4]

Shortly after the 2014 dissolution of Termoelectrica, China Huadian Engineering said it was instead partnering with Romania's Complexul Energetic Oltenia to build the 600MW Rovinari power station.[5]

Project Details of expansion

  • Sponsor: Europea Energy Communications SRL
  • Parent company:
  • Developer: China Huadian Engineering Co. & SC Doicesti
  • Location: Doiceşti, Dâmboviţa County, Romania
  • Coordinates: 45.002896, 25.397236 (exact)
  • Status: Cancelled
  • Capacity: 500 MW
  • Type:
  • Start date:
  • Coal Type: Lignite
  • Coal Source:
  • Source of financing:

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