Global consulting and engineering firm Poyry has been awarded the site supervision contract for the Ashta run-of-river hydropower plants in Albania by Energji Ashta Shpk, a subsidiary of Verbund International. The value of the contract is about EUR 3.4 million (US$4.6 million).
Poyry already performed the conceptual, approval and tender design and has been performing the detail design services since November 2009. The site supervision services will start in March 2010 and will be completed in December 2012. The services cover the supervision of construction works and the assembling of electro-mechanical equipment on site.
Poyry recently was awarded a EUR 6.1 million (US$8.3 million) contract for feasibility studies, tender design, detail design and construction supervision of the Uma Oya hydropower project in Sri Lanka. (HydroWorld 2/12/10)
The Ashta hydropower plants are located on the river Drin in the district of Shkoder in northwestern Albania. The power plants consist of two stages, Ashta I and Ashta II, which are the final power plant steps in a cascade of three existing hydro projects. The overall design capacity of the plants is over 50 MW, and the forecasted annual energy generation is 230 GWh.
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