BELGRADE (Serbia), July 4 (SeeNews) - State-owned power utility Elektroprivreda Srbije (EPS) said on Wednesday it expects to complete the overhaul of Djerdap 1 hydropower plant (HPP) in January 2021.
The contractor of the project, Russian company Silovye Mashiny, will complete the overhaul of the A2 turbine of Djerdap 1 in October 2019 and will wrap up the entire project in January 2021, EPS said in an e-mailed statement.
The equipment for the overhaul of the A2 turbine will be loaded on a barge next week and will arrive at Djerdap 1 in August, EPS said.
The overhaul was launched in 2009 and is part of a project to increase the capacity of each of the six power units of Djerdap 1, at a total cost of $139.8 million (120.1 million euro).
EPS completed the overhaul of the A1 turbine of Djerdap 1 in October 2017.
The Djerdap hydropower complex, located in the Iron Gate gorge on the Danube river, was built jointly by Serbia and Romania and commissioned in the 1970s. The Serbian part of the complex comprises Djerdap 1 and Djerdap 2 HPPs with an installed capacity of 1,058 MW and 270 MW, respectively.
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