08 march 2018
The Romanian hydroelectric power company Hidroelectrica will reconstruct HPP “Vidraru”, BalkanEngineer.com learned from SeeNews.com. The project aims to extend the life of the hydro power plant by at least 30 years.
This step will increase the active power of each hydro-aggregate from 55 MW to 58.8 MW, while ensuring better reliability, reducing the need of maintenance and increasing the safety during operation. “Our focus is on the enhancement of the overall efficiency of the facility and on the implementation of the latest automated control systems,” Hidroelectrica president Bogdan Badea said.
HPP “Vindaru” was build between 1961 and 1966 on the Arges River and was designed to function primarily at a maximum load of installed capacity of 220 MW and an annual average power output of 400 GWh.
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In 2018 Goodmills Bulgaria will invest BGN 1 million in additional funds for modernization and safety improvements, BalkanEngineer.com learned.
The Italian company GLM plans new investments in Zrenjanin, Serbia. The company intends to hire between 150 and 350 new employees.
The EBRD will provide EUR 60 million to Transgaz, for the building of the Romanian section of the new Eastern European gas pipeline.
On March 1st, 2018, the innovation organization InnoEnergy began the reception of applications for the competition “PowerUp!”.