115 EURM for 5 HPP in Bulgaria, environmentalists' concerns facilitated

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Five hydropower plants (HPP) are to be built in four years’ time in the lower parts of the riverbed of the Maritsa river between the southern Bulgarian towns of Parvomai and Lyubimets, Haskovo district.

The investment amounts to EUR 115 M and the first HPP is to be launched in a year and a half, according to Viktor Sokachev, press secretary of PVB Bulgaria, which starts work on the implementation of the project.

The plants will be equipped with the so-called pulp turbines, which will be used for the first time in Bulgaria and in Europe.

As regards environmentalists’ concerns about the negative impact of run-of-river hydropower plants on the water, Sokachev says that samples are being taken on a daily basis to determine water quality.

Source; investor.bg