Bosnia and Herzegovina
Burgess & Niple was recently awarded a United States Trade Development Agency (USTDA) grant to complete a feasibility study of the District Heating System of Banja Luka in Bosnia. The city’s district heating system was placed into operation in 1970. Between 1970 and 1985, the heating plant’s capacity expanded to 300MW. The plant provides winter district heating and hot water supply to 20,000 residential units (about one million square meters of living space). An equal amount of coverage is provided for commercial customers. With the exception of heating plant rehabilitation no major maintenance or repairs have been performed. Currently, the Banja Luka district heating system loses 800m3 of potable water per day.
A thorough environmental profile of the river basin was conducted. Projected wastewater loads were developed based on proposed land uses.
A USTDA grant was signed with Toplana Banja Luka to provide funding to develop a feasibility study for the district heating facility. Burgess & Niple goals are: