Croatia MDC, Croatia
The gasification plant in Belišće, which featured EQTEC Advanced Gasification Technology when it was commissioned in 2016, will handle c.8,000 metric tonnes of locally sourced waste biomass per year. It will take wood chips and forestry wood waste from regional forests. The green electricity and heat produced will be used by the local community.
Our role: We are the project developer and provider of our gasification technology, working in a joint venture with Croatian project development partner, Sense ESCO at the site in Belišće, Croatia. We expect to be the O&M contractor.
Developments: The plant, previously commissioned in 2016, is progressing well, including:
- Financial close has been achieved, in order to upgrade the design and an increase in capacity to 1.5MWe from the original 1.2MWe
- A grid connection application will be made in the second half of 2021
- The plant is expected to be updated, recommissioned and repowered for operations in H2 2022
- The site will become a Market Development Centre (MDC), which will showcase our technology in a fully operational, commercial setting.
The upcoming Market Development Centre in Belišće, Croatia was developed to include our Advanced Gasification Technology and commissioned in 2016.
This time-lapse video captured the stages involved in creating the plant during the construction phase….
Latest News – September 2022: Key components have been manufactured to support a capacity upgrade to 1.5MWe from the original 1.2MWe. Discussions with investors and operators for the sale of the project have commenced. Once the final business model and ownership of the project have been formalised with ultimate buyer/s, construction and commissioning will be completed with a view toward full commercial operations as early as Q1 2023.