Construction of biomass based heating plant including a cogeneration unit in Gjakova/Djakovica

Energy efficiency Renewable energy

Beneficiary Country:

  • Kosovo Kosovo*

Donation passport

Donor/IFI: European Union
Starting Year: 2019
Ending Year: 2020
Budget: total 15 million EUR (14,5 mEUR investment grant and 0.8 mEUR technical assistance for supervision of works)
Type of Donation: Technical assistance and investment grants
Status: Ongoing
European Union

Lead Donor Contact

Lendita Gashi, EU Office in Kosovo*

Short description of the overall project

This project is for design and construction of a new heating plant with cogeneration in Gjakova including 15MWth capacity and electricity 1.5MWe, all based on biomass.

The works are contracted to Urbas GmbH (Austria) and supervision of work to Egis International. The construction permit and final authorisation for construction of the new heating plant are obtained in November 2019. The works will be completed by November/December 2020.


Short description of activities financed by the donation

The scope of the activities include:

  • Engineering services, supply and installation of equipment and materials, construction works of a new heating plant including a cogeneration unit (herewith 'the plant') including the site preparation works, civil works, fuel storage, roads, pavement, fences, etc;
  • Connecting the plant to the heating network, to the power grid, water and sewage system, telecommunication, etc.
  • Tests on completion of the new plant and connection to the heating network;
  • Training beneficiary staff for the operation and maintenance of the plant;
  • Supporting in operation of the plant during the Defect Liability Period (DLP);
  • Providing complete documentation to operate and maintain the plant;
  • Supply of recommended spare parts and consumables;
  • Preparation of development plan for the district heating company and preparation of tariff application.