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Maritza East Conventional

Announcement of contract

May 2006

Start of construction

June 2006

Start of operation

2009

Output

670MW

Plant type

Conventional thermal

Location

Galabovo, Southeast Bulgaria

Estimated investment

$1.4bn

Turnkey constructor

AES

Power purchase agreement

Natsionalna Elektricheska Kompania (NEK)

Lignite supply agreement

Maritza East Mines (MMI)

Financing

A consortium of the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development, Calyon, BNP Paribas and ING Bank.

Debt insurance

German and French export credit agencies and the Multilateral Investment Guarantee Agency of the World Bank.

Equipment

Two 335MW pulverised coal boilers, two steam turbines, two generators and balance of the plant.

Environmental equipment

Limestone-based wet FGD and ESP

Fuel

Lignite

Start of operation

2009
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