Modernisation of Ashtransport TENT A

Donor: Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ)

Partner: Elektroprivreda Srbije (EPS)

Project period: Since 2017


  • Energy consumption per unit of gross domestic product in Serbia is four times higher than in Central Europe.
  • Serbia intends to apply the European Union standards for water and air pollution, and to reduce the emissions of harmful substances from power plants.
  • Thermal Power Plant Nikola Tesla A uses brown coal and produces 25% of electricity in Serbia; it is located 40 km upstream from Belgrade.
  • High emissions of harmful substances affect air and water and consequently 100,000 people living near the ash landfill of this power plant.
  • The ash from this thermal power plant that uses brown coal is pumped out by applying the technology of depositing ash and slag in the form of low-density hydro-mixture in a landfill near the Sava River and polluting both the water of the river and groundwater.


Rehabilitation and modernisation of Ashtransport TENT A, and the replacement of the existing technology of ash handling by using low-density hydro-mixture with new technology of ash and slag disposal in the form of high-density hydro-mixture.



The project

  • contributes to the supply of energy in Serbia in a way that enables better environmental protection,
  • reduces the average amount of wastewater up to 90%,
  • significantly reduces contamination of soil, underground and surface water,
  • reduces air pollution caused by fly ash and dust particles,
  • increases the stability of the landfill and the security of dams,
  • improves the health situation of the population living in the vicinity of the landfill,
  • represents an important component of Serbia’s integration into the European Union.

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