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Bids sought for three small hydropower plants

16.07.2018


The Ministry of Industry, Energy, and Mining of Republika Srpska has launched tenders for concessions to build and operate three small hydropower plants One invitation refers to two small hydropower plants (HPP) on the Bjelava river that would have a total installed capacity of 2.523 MW and an annual output of 10.19 GWh of electricity….



Minister to seek changes to nature protection law over small hydropower plants


Serbian Minister of Environmental Protection Goran Trivan has announced an initiative to change the country’s nature protection law to avert the construction of small hydropower plants (HPP) in protected areas, after his recent attempt to pull approval for the Pakleštica small HPP, threatening to hurt biodiversity in the Visočica river basin, was quashed by a…



Parliamentary Assembly of BiH adopts recommendations for energy sector reform

12.07.2018


The House of Representatives of the Parliamentary Assembly of Bosnia and Herzegovina has adopted recommendations for the energy sector reform, proposed by MPs Momčilo Novaković, Hanka Vajzović, Saša Magazinović, Predrag Kožul, Mirsad Isaković, Lazar Prodanović and Jasmin Emrić. Once entity governments consent, the Ministry of Foreign Trade and Economic Relations of BiH is to propose…



Republika Srpska, Serbia to discuss joint construction of HPPs Paunci, Foča – minister

06.07.2018


The governments of Republika Srpska and Serbia will discuss the joint construction of the Paunci and Foča hydropower plants on the upper Drina river at their next session, Petar Đokić, the Bosnian Serb entity’s energy minister, has told MPs. Đokić said that he hopes by the time the session is held, a negotiating procedure will…



Expressions of interest sought to build, finance 160 MW Dabar hydropower plant


Hidroelektrana Dabar, part of hydropower plant operator Hidroelektrane na Trebišnjici (HET), has invited expressions of interest (EOI) in a turnkey/engineering, procurement, and construction (EPC) contract for a 160 MW Dabar hydropower plant (HPP Dabar). The estimated value of the project to build and finance HPP Dabar’s remaining facilities is around EUR 200 million, according to…



HPP Đerdap 1’s overhaul to be completed in 2021, EPS says following signature with Russian contractor


Serbia’s state power utility Elektroprivreda Srbije (EPS) has signed the 10th addendum to an agreement on the revitalization of the Đerdap 1 hydropower plant (HPP) with Russia’s Siloviye Mashiny to complete the largest Serbian HPP’s overhaul, EPS said. The revitalization of the A2 unit of the Đerdap 1 hydropower plant is planned to begin in…



Bosnian hydropower producer invites bids for 160 MW power plant

04.07.2018


SARAJEVO, June 28 (Reuters) – Bosnia’s hydropower producer Hidroelektrane na Trebisnjici (HET) invited bids for the construction and financing of a 160 megawatt (MW) plant in southeastern Bosnia at an estimated cost of 200 million euros ($231.80 million). The Dabar power plant on the Trebisnjica river accumulation will be part of a planned 250 MW…



Albania gets fresh EUR 12 million loan for strategic Dam Safety Project

14.06.2018


Albania has drawn an additional EUR 12 million in lending for its Dam Safety Project to safeguard hydroelectric dams and extend the operating life of hydropower plants on two rivers, including the Drin Cascade, which accounts for the bulk of the country’s electricity generation. The three hydropower plants (HPPs) in the Drin Cascade – Fierza,…



Bulgaria’s NEK signs 19.9 mln euro deal for overhaul of HPP complex

11.06.2018


SOFIA (Bulgaria), June 5 (SeeNews) – Bulgaria’s National Electricity Company said it has signed a 19.9 million euro ($23.3 million) contract for the rehabilitation of three hydro power plants with a consortium comprising Czech company CKD Blansko, Croatia’s Koncar-KET and Slovenia’s Rudis. The contract will be partially financed with an 11.5 million euro grant from…



Albanian rehab project receives additional World Bank funding

06.06.2018


A pair of hydropower plants along Albania’s Drin River will receive additional mechanical overhauls and dam safety improvements courtesy of more than US$13.8 million in funding from the World Bank. The Drin cascade has a cumulative output capacity of 1,350 MW — representing about 70% of Albania’s total power supply — and includes the Fierza,…