Bosnia and Herzegovina: Construction of HPP Dabar to start in May

, SEE Energy News

The construction of 159 MW hydropower plant Dabar on the Trebisnjica river in the Republic of Srpska will start start in the second half of May 2023, minister of Energy and Mining Petar Djokic said after the meeting with representatives of contractor – Chinese Gezhouba Group.

The estimated investment value of HPP Dabar project is 338 million euros. Of this amount, an investment of 60.4 million euros has been realized so far.

In January 2019, Hidroelekrana Dabar, part of ERS’ subsidiary Hidroelektrane na Trebisnjici, has launched an international tender for financing and construction of hydropower plant Dabar. The selected partner is obliged to build a dam with embankments and an accumulation basin, a surge tank, a machine house, two 200 kV transmission lines and a drainage channel.

HPP Dabar will remain in HET’s sole possession following the construction which will last four years. The contract with China Energy Gezhouba Group was signed in December 2021.

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