Czech utility CEZ has received a decision from Romanian energy firm Electrocentrale Galati, which has qualified the company into the tender to become the strategic partner for the modernization of an existing power plant and the possible construction of a new plant in the eastern Romanian city of Galati.

The tender for a strategic partner in the present Galati power plant modernization project and for the possible construction of new resources in the area was announced by state-owned energy company Termoelectrica, which operates thermal power plants in Romania and owns 100% of Electrocentrale Galati.

CEZ originally submitted documents confirming that it fulfils the entry conditions of the tender and expressed an interest it the project. Following its qualification, CEZ said that it is now entitled to submit its final offer under the tender. The next steps and the date for the submitting of the final offer have not yet been fixed.

According to CEZ, the installed capacity of Electrocentrale Galati’s present plant reaches 535MW.