The Metka – General Electric consortium will build the Petrom thermal power station at Petrobrazi, with the agreement’s value exceeding 400 million euros, a Petrom press release reads.
Metka will build and provide a turnkey power station to supply electricity and steam to the station due to work on methane gas and be placed inside Petrobrazi refinery.
The agreement was signed on March 31 and the building will starts in late 2009, Petrom officials inform. At present, Petrom and the consortium including GE and Metka are negotiating the signing of the station’s long-term maintenance agreement.
Petrom plans to supply about 8-9 percent of Romania’s electricity by 2012.
"General Electric – Metka and us agreed upon the terms for building the electricity power station at Brazi and we will focus on the building stage, so that it should supply electricity by H2 of 2011," said Petrom official in charge of methane and electricity Gerald Kreppes.
Petrom is to use about 20 percent of the electricity to be put out, the remaining will be supplied to the Romanian energy market.