Litostroj Power d.o.o. has been awarded a contract valued at 36.5 million euros (US$50.2 million) to supply equipment for the 41.5-MW Brezice hydro project.
The company will provide three hydro turbine-generators and other equipment for the project on Slovenia’s Sava River, which is being developed by Hidroelektrarne na Spodnji Savi (HESS d.o.o.). Brezice is one of five hydro projects being developed by the company and its parent utility, Holding Slovenske Elektrarne d.o.o. (HSE) on the lower Sava. The other projects are 32.5-MW Bostanj and 42.5-MW Arto-Blanca, which are now operating; 39.5-MW Krsko, which is being completed; and 30.5-MW Mokrice, which is in planning.
Equipment to be supplied by Litostroj Power includes three Kaplan turbines and synchronous generators, three controllers and excitation systems, cooling systems, a compressed air system, water level measurement system, bridge crane, ancillary equipment, and spare parts. The work is expected to take 45 months.
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