Contracted refurbishment of hydro power plant in Bulgaria - Hydro Balkans
+44 207 394 30 90 (London)

Contracted refurbishment of hydro power plant in Bulgaria

Main » News » Contracted refurbishment of hydro power plant in…

The consortium consisting of Končar KET and ČKD Blansko Holding from the Czech Republic contracted with the Bulgarian Power Authority NEK EAD the refurbishment project of Vacha-1 HPP, the accompanying 110 kV HPP plant and other integrated control systems of auxiliary systems at the HPP.

Consortium consisting of KONČAR – Power Plant and Electric Traction Engineering (Končar KET) and ČKD Blansko Holding from the Czech Republic contracted a refurbishment project on 27 August 2019 in Sofia with Natsionalna Elektricheska Kompania – NEK EAD, Bulgarian Power Authority, for Vacha-1 HPP, the accompanying 110 kV HPP plant and other integrated control systems of auxiliary systems at the HPP. Darijo Runjić, member of the Management Board of KONČAR – KET signed the contract on behalf of the consortium and Ivan Yonchev, NEK EAD Chief Executive Officer, on behalf of NEK EAD. Boris Mlinarić will be the project manager on behalf of KET.

As part of plant refurbishment, Končar KET, as consortium leader, will undertake replacing a part of the equipment in the external 110 kV switchgear, delivery of new 110 kV and 20 kV relay protection, hydro power plant control systems, excitation and turbine control systems for generation units 3 and 4, control system of pre-turbine inlet valve on generation units 3 and 4, as well as full replacement of generation unit 2 with the accompanying systems and a new system for power metering, as well as the assembly, testing and commissioning of delivered equipment.

Končar KET will also prepare the entire electrical engineering design and the companies KONČAR – Generators and Motors, KONČAR – Electronics and Informatics and KONČAR – Switchgear will participate in the contract as equipment suppliers.

Vacha -1 HPP is the last power plant located on the Dospat-Vacha cascade. The hydro power plant has four units with a total installed power of 14 MW. These are Francis turbines with nominal power of 3.5 MW each. Generation units 1 and 2 were commissioned in 1933, and generation units 3 and 4 between 1952 and 1953.

The project completion is scheduled for the end of 2020.

NEK EAD is entirely owned by Bulgarian Energy Holding (BEH EAD), which was founded in 2008 after renaming the company Bulgargs Holding EAD, and is state-owned.

In addition, this is not the first hydro power plant project contracted with the Bulgarian Power Authority. The contracts for the refurbishment of Belmeken RHPP, Sestrimo HPP and Momina Klisura HPP are ongoing.

Source: www.koncar-ket.hr

MORE:

Montenegro’s EPCG gets loan from Germany’s KfW for hydro plant overhaul

SARAJEVO (Reuters) – Montenegro power utility EPCG EPCG.MOT signed a 33 million euro ($36.5 million) loan deal with German state-owned development bank KfW [KFW.UL] on Wednesday to help fund the overhaul of three turbines at its 307 megawatt (MW) Perucica hydro power plant. The deal is a part of the KfW’s ongoing 80-million-euro Greening Public…


Consultant sought to help launch renewable energy auctions in Kosovo

Author: Balkan Green Energy News The European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD) has invited expressions of interest in providing it with consultancy services in order support the Government of Kosovo* in developing and implement a competitive scheme for the award of future support to renewable energy generators. The EBRD previously engaged with the Kosovo*…


Montenegro govt endorses concession deal with PM Hydro for HPP construction

PODGORICA (Montenegro), September 6 (SeeNews) – Montenegro’s government has approved a concession agreement with local company PM Hydro for the construction of a 995 kW hydro power plant (HPP), it said on Friday. The project envisages the construction of a hydro power plant on Vranjestica river in Kolasin municipality, which will produce 3.35 GWh of…


HPP BUK BIJELA

In March 2019 Serbia and Republika Srpska (RS) intend to jointly build the hydropower plant (HPP) Buk Bijela. The installed capacity of more than 180 MW, will equally contribute

to the energy stability of Serbia and the RS. HPP Buk Bijela will be built about 11.6 kilometres upstream from Foča. It is planned to be equipped with three hydro generators with

a total capacity of 93 MW, with the expected average annual electricity generation at around 330 GWh. The project would require an investment of EUR 193 million. Elektroprivreda Srbije (EPS) is currently reviewing the project for HPPs Buk Bijela, to be followed by determining the pace of implementation.

OVERHAUL OF DJERDAP 1,2 HPPS

At the end of 2017, EP S announced its intention to overhaul 10 units of HPP Đerdap 2 over 10 years, to help ex tend the plant ’s lifespan and boost its capacity by 50 MW. EPS and Siloviye Mashiny are cooperating on the overhaul of HPP Đerdap 1. The overhaul began in 2009. In Jul y 2018, the t wo companies signed a contract on the modernization of the A2 and A3 units in or der to complete the revitalization of the entire HPP in 2021.

CONSTRUCTION OF 2 SMALL HYDROPOWER PLANTS

EPS (Serbian state-owned power utility) plans the construction of 2 small hydropower plants on existing dams – SHPP Celije and SHP P Rovni. The project is a part of the programme for reconstruction of SHPPs through the loan of EBRD. The programme encompasses the reconstruction of 15 SHP Ps with total installed capacity of 18 MW. The project also includes the supply of electrical and mechanical equipment and their installation. Once the tender documents are signed, the works will be completed within 62 weeks.