Lasting over 19 months task, was related to dilatation of two boilers and required the implementation of many unconventional solutions developed by Polish engineers. Completion of this task will enable the continuation of work at the Kosovo power plant and pave the way for further projects related to environmental protection.
The company concluded the project as part of parallel contracts in Kosovo, namely the “Project, Supply, and Implementation of Works related to the Dilatation of Boilers B1 and B2 at the Kosovo B Power Plant” – the main contract, as well as the “Production, Supply, and Execution of Additional Deliveries and Works in the Dilatation of Boilers B1 and B2 at the Kosovo B Power Plant“.
Kosovo B Power Plant is the largest power plant in Kosovo with a total capacity of 678 MW. The company from Opole was responsible for the replacement of crucial elements of two boilers (B1 and B2) – sliding plates in the pipe dryer system, on which the proper operation of the entire system depends. These elements, operating in high temperatures and pressures, underwent significant wear over many years and required modernization.
Jarosław Oliwa, the project manager at SBB ENERGY, explained, “Thanks to the immense commitment of the entire team, we have comprehensively completed this task, from design through delivery to implementation. We also participated in the final cold and hot commissioning, and after the successful verification of parameters guaranteed by the investor, we could close the investment. It allowed us to restore the proper operation of the boiler’s pipe dryers and secured the operation of the Kosovo B Power Plant in this area for the coming years.”
The Kosovo project is crucial for the energy security of this small country with a population of 2 million. The first stage of the investment was completed ahead of schedule, in the summer of 2023, after just three months of work.