Reservoir Capital Reports Progress on Serbian Hydro Project Feasibility Studies
BELGRADE (Serbia), September 14 (SeeNews) – Canada’s Reservoir Capital reported on Wednesday on the progress that has been made on the feasibility studies on its Brodarevo hydro power project in southwest Serbia, including in terms of geotechnical drilling and sampling.
Vancouver-based Reservoir (www.reservoircapitalcorp.com) is engaged in the development of a 58.4 megawatt (MW) two-station hydroelectric project at Brodarevo, on the river Lim.
One drill rig started in early July, with a second added subsequently to accelerate the drilling program, which should be completed by the end of the month, Reservoir Capital said in a press release.
“The program aims to test the geotechnical properties of the sediments and bedrock both in the river and the river banks to assist in the final designs for the Brodarevo dam foundations and infrastructure."
Geotechnical drilling and sampling at Brodarevo is being conducted by Montenegrin company Zigma under the supervision of Reservoir Capital's main contractor, Serbia's Energoprojekt-Hidroinzenjering, and the Mining and Metallurgy Institute of Bor.
"Testwork was completed in July on the 1:40 scale hydrological models of the Brodarevo dams constructed measuring the performance of the design of the dams and related structures under both optimal and severe (flooding) energetic and hydraulic conditions to assess safety, environmental and economic considerations."
Environmental studies in accordance with Serbian standards and legislation are being conducted in parallel with studies according to World Bank guidelines, the statement said.
Both sets of studies are being conducted by Energoprojekt and are due in October 2011.
"The design, environmental studies and permitting for the sections of the M-21 road affected by the Brodarevo project have been contracted to Put of Podgorica."
Put has completed detailed surveys and design work and will launch geotechnical drilling over the coming weeks.