Macedonia hires Sweden’s Sweko to draft technical documentation for Zletovica hydro project

SKOPJE (Macedonia), July 25 (SeeNews) – Macedonia on Wednesday hired Swedish consultancy Sweko to prepare the technical documentation for the Zletovica hydropower project, the government in Skopje said.

The total cost of the assignment is 1.0 million euro ($1.2 million), to be provided by the European Investment Bank.

Sweko should draft the documents within seven months, the government said in a statement after the farm ministry signed the deal with the Swedish company.

The Zletovica hydro system, located in eastern Macedonia, will have an installed capacity of 13 megawatts. Its planned eight small hydro power plants will generate 50 million kilowatt hours of electricity per year.

Construction works should start in March or April next year, after the holding of an international tender.

The Zletovica hydro system is also planned to supply drinking water to population of 110,000 and irrigate some 4,000 hectares of farming land in eastern Macedonia.

($=0.8272 euro)

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