Electricity

EPCG signs contract for HPP Piva unit A2 reconstruction

Photo: EPCG

Published

February 6, 2019

Country

Comments

0

Share

Published:

February 6, 2019

Country:

Comments:

0

Share

Power utility Elektroprivreda Crne Gore (EPCG) and a consortium of Slovenia’s Litostroj Power, Croatia’s Končar – Generators and Motors and Serbia’s Elektroremont Subotica have signed a contract on a EUR 1.7 million overhaul of the second unit of the Piva hydropower plant (HPP).

The reconstruction of HPP Piva’s A2 unit includes the replacement of the worn and dysfunctional parts, which will significantly improve the performance of the unit, extend its operating life and ensure a high level of operational readiness, EPCG said on its website.

The deadline for the completion of reconstruction is 8 months.

After the signing of the agreement, Damjan Kolenko, chief of integration at Litostroj, said that he is pleased the consortium emerged first-ranked in extremely demanding tendering.

Litostroj is involved in the reconstruction of energy facilities throughout the region, as well as in the Scandinavian countries, and the experience will help company complete the job, Kolenko said.

Igor Noveljić, CEO of EPCG, noted that the reconstruction of HPP Piva’s first unit has already been completed, while the reconstruction of the third is planned for 2021.

When all three overhauls are completed, EPCG will get a new power plant that will be a reliable and safe producer, he said.

The A2 unit has been in operation since the 1976.

The beginning of the reconstruction is expected in April, and due to the increased volume of work, the overhaul will be carried out at HPP Piva, as well as at the factories of the contractors.

In August last year, as part of a consortium with ABB, Litostroj signed a contract with EPCG on EUR 10.3 million worth of reconstruction and modernization of HPP Piva.

The revitalization of HPP Piva is included in the Energy Sector Development Strategy until 2030 as one of the projects aimed at increasing the energy efficiency of generation, transmission, and distribution facilities.

EPCG plans to invest EUR 40 million in the next five years in the revitalization of two HPPs – Piva and Perućica.

The 342 MW HPP Piva and the 307 MW HPP Perućica together make up 75% of the total installed capacity of EPCG’s production capacities. The two HPPs provide around 40% of the total electricity generation per year.

Comments (0)

Be the first one to comment on this article.

Enter Your Comment
Please wait... Please fill in the required fields. There seems to be an error, please refresh the page and try again. Your comment has been sent.

Related Articles

unpaid-electricty-bills-kosovo-kostt

Kosovo* allocates EUR 40 million to cover unpaid electricity bills in northern municipalities

11 August 2022 - Residents of the four Serb-majority municipalities in the north of Kosovo* have not been paying electricity bills for over two decades

SEEPEX chief Power prices Southeastern Europe EUR 500 MWh fourth quarter

SEEPEX chief: Power prices in Southeastern Europe reach EUR 500 per MWh for Q4 2022

11 August 2022 - Futures for settlement in the fourth quarter indicate an electricity price in Southeastern Europe of EUR 500 per MWh, chief of SEEPEX Miloš Mladenović said

Drought-lowers-hydropower-plant-output-Serbia-Europe

Drought lowers hydropower plant output in Serbia, Europe

10 August 2022 - The water flow in Serbia's hydropower system dropped by a half, increasing the need for electricity imports, but the situation is similar across Europe

Norway power export controls drought hydropower reservoirs

Norway to impose power export controls

09 August 2022 - Norway is preparing a framework for limiting electricity exports at times when the levels of water in hydropower accumulations are low