Former Soviet state Moldova is set to invite private investors to take part in a $240 million project to more than double the capacity of its coal-fired CET-2 plant to 640 MW. The state-owned 240 MW unit is one of three in the country and is located in the capital Chisinau.

Moldova also plans to build two new generation facilities this year including a 150 MW unit in the northern town of Balti and a 450 MW unit in the southern region of Burlaceni.

The plants are being developed by Germany’s RWE Trading and Russia’s gas trader Itera respectively.