Bulgaria's NEK plans tenders for HPPs rehabilitation - EBRD
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SOFIA (Bulgaria), January 18 (SeeNews) - Bulgaria's state-owned National Electricity Company (NEK) plans to call tenders for rehabilitation of hydropower system capacities, to be partly financed with grants from the Kozloduy International Decommissioning Support Fund (KIDSF) administered by the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD), the bank said.
The overall budget of the project is 37 million, with 70% to be financed by KIDSF and 30% by NEK, the EBRD said in a procurement notice published on the bank's website.
The project envisages the rehabilitation of Chaira Pumped Storage Hydro Power Plant (PSHPP), Belmeken PSHPP, Sestrimo hydropower plant (HPP), Momina Klisura HPP, Vacha-1 HPP 110 kV switchyard and other HPP systems of integrated control.
The project will require procurement of activities such as design, manufacture, delivery, installation, supervision, setting, testing and commissioning of different equipment and systems for the listed hydro power plants.
Procurement is expected to begin in the second quarter of 2017.
KIDSF, which was set up under a framework agreement between the EBRD and the Bulgarian government, assists in the necessary restructuring, upgrading and modernisation of the energy production, transmission and distribution sectors as well as in improving energy efficiency.