News

Third stage of Zakučac HPP’s overhaul completed

Published

July 16, 2015

Comments

0

Share

Published:

July 16, 2015

Comments:

0

Share

Croatian state-owned power utility HEP said the third unit of the country’s biggest hydropower plant entered test production after an overhaul. Works on 486 MW Zakučac facility, located in Dalmatia, aim to increase overall capacity by 52 MW, enabling yearly generation to soar by 58 GWh, portal Energetika-net reported. The result in 2013 was 2.13 TWh, according to HEP’s data, while Končar said average annual production is 1.46 TWh.

The reconstruction is thus entering its final phase, after one of four 160 megavolt-amperes units with Francis turbines has been reconstructed per year, alongside its auxilliary equipment. Third unit is from the second block, commisioned in 1980, while the first and second had been launched in 1961. The investment is worth HRK 1 billion (EUR 132 million), and last year EUR 19.8 million was spent on works which involve twenty companies, led by Končar Electrical Industry Inc., headquartered in Zagreb.

Related Articles

net-loss-eps-q1

Serbia’s power utility EPS posts Q1 net loss of EUR 254 million

30 June 2022 - The state-owned power utility is blaming the poor result on a drop in output, electricity imports, and capped prices for end-consumers

two-wind-farms-axpo-romania

Switzerland’s Axpo to build two wind farms in Romania

30 June 2022 - The construction of the two wind farms, with a combined capacity of 250 MW, is expected to begin at the end of 2023

renewables

Greece passes renewables law targeting 15 GW in new capacity by 2030

30 June 2022 - Greece adopted a new law on renewables licensing, which includes various measures related to the energy crisis

EU agrees fossil fuel car ban as climate package talks are starting

EU agrees fossil fuel car ban as climate package talks are starting

29 June 2022 - The Council of the EU and European Parliament are set for talks on the Fit-for-55 package. Both agree new combustion engines should be banned by 2035.