BICAZ, Romania 12/13/11 (PennWell) -- Swedish-based engineering firm Sweco has been awarded a contract to help modernize one of Romania's largest hydropower plants.
The US$3.9 million contract stipulates that the company assist with rehabilitation of the 210-MW Stejaru-Bicaz hydroelectric facility. Work includes the replacement of electromechanical equipment for six turbine-generators and related systems and replacement of hydromechanical equipment and penstocks. Electrical equipment, instrumentation, controls, and supervisory control and data acquisition (SCADA) systems will also be upgraded.
Funding for the project comes in part from a $149.8 million loan awarded by the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development in May 2011.