April 18, 2021

Bechtel plans to develop a renewable energy project in Serbia

The Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Mining and Energy for Serbia, Zorana Mihajlović, conducted a meeting with various stakeholders to develop renewable energy. These stakeholders come from various units, including the construction, engineering, project management, and engineering that will be partnering with Bechtel to ensure that the program is effective in the country.

The Regions and Corporate Affairs chief at Bechtel, Stu Jones, stated that it is a delight for the company to develop green-energy projects in Serbia after they have proved their potential in the United Kingdom. He explained that Serbia is a rich land for testing the new technologies developed in the renewable energy sector like wind parks, solar energy, and green hydrogen. Bechtel is planning to utilize this opportunity to create a good rapport with Serbia to discuss development strategies and resolve the country’s electricity problems.

The meeting that discussed this progress had key members like the United States Ambassador Anthony Godfrey. The executives agreed upon the collaboration to ensure that infrastructure is developed and that the transportation sector can also benefit from the program’s success. Mihajlović stated that this is the crucial year for hitting the energy sector with quick development projects.

She explained that they had designed new regulations to establish a favorable business environment and create a market for new projects. Moreover, the country can focus on the national energy and climate plan execution by pursuing projects that minimize its burden. Most importantly, renewable energy projects improve energy efficiency and help mitigate climate change problems. Bechtel has its administration in Reston, Virginia, and various branches in regions like Albania, Kosovo, Croatia, Turkey, and the latest addition being Serbia.

Additionally, Bechtel has entered other contracts with Sweden’s likes to develop the floating wind farm project or, as others like to call it, offshore wind energy project. This project will involve Hexicon, a technology developer, to develop mega-offshore floating wind projects across the British coastline and other countries with similar geographical outlines. The technology will also be ventured into deep waters since it is the most affordable energy solution in this divide. Bechtel will also facilitate the erection of twin-turbine floating foundations in the Hexicon 35 MW to 40 MW pilot project. Some of the notable facilities developed by this utility include Ivanpah, which became the world’s largest solar thermal energy structure. Hopefully, the company can develop similar utilities in other countries.
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