ZAGREB (Croatia), August 10 (SeeNews) - The tender to pick a partner for Croatian power utility HEP on an 800 million euro ($982 million) thermal power plant (TPP) project has so far attracted 45 companies, the country's economy minister said on Friday.
Germany's RWE is in the mix alongside ten or so other international heavyweights, a HEP statement quoted Radimir Cacic as telling a news conference.
HEP said last month it expects to select by the end of the first quarter of 2013 a strategic partner for the construction of the 500 megawatt (MW) Plomin-C TPP. The submission deadline for expressions of interest from potential strategic partners to design, engineer, finance, build, operate and maintain the coal-fired power station is September 14.
The state-owned HEP group owns and operates over 4,000 MW of installed generation capacity and 974 MW of heat production capacity, including 25 hydroelectric plants and eight thermal power plants fired by oil, natural gas and coal.