Eesti Energia Lays Cornerstone to New Oil Shale Power Plant in Auvere
4 May (BNS)
The cornerstone was laid for the first block of a new Eesti Energia oil shale-fuelled power plant being built by the French company Alstom on Friday.
Nearly 1 000 people will get jobs in the construction of the power plant and 120 new jobs will be created upon completion of the plant, Eesti Energia said. At present there are 120 builders busy on the building site. The cost of the Auvere power plant is nearly 640 million euros.
The capacity of the plant is calculated to be 300 megawatts and it should be completed by the end of 2015. The Auvere power plant will use oil shale as its fuel and it will be possible to replace half of it with biofuel.
French Ambassador Frederic Billet, Economic Affairs and Communications Minister Juhan Parts and Andreas Lushe, Vice-President of Alstom Steam Activity took part in laying the cornerstone.
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