The European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD) said on Thursday state-owned power utility Elektroprivreda Srbije (EPS) is inviting tenders for the rehabilitation of seven small hydropower plants (HPPs) in Serbia.
EPS will use the proceeds of an EBRD loan covering the cost of a programme for reconstruction of a total of 15 small hydropower plants to fund the project, the lender said in a statement.
The expected duration of works is 60 weeks and the bidding deadline is July 5, the EBRD said.
The works on each plant will include demolition and/or dismantling parts of existing structures, performing earthworks, concrete, reinforcement, masonry and insulation works, metal and aluminium works, facade, painting and drywall works as well as installation of water supply and sewerage system, the bank added.
The seven HPPs included in the project are Sveta Petka, Sicevo, Temac, Sokolovica, Gamzigrad, Vucje and Jelasnica.
EPS called in February a similar tender for the rehabilitation of other seven hydropower plants.
In 2011, the EBRD said it was lending EPS a total of 45 million euro ($48.9 million) to refurbish 15 small hydropower plants with a combined capacity of 18 MW and to build seven new ones on existing dams with a combined capacity of 13 MW.
($ = 0.9200 euro)
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