Bosnia and Herzegovina, ERS has signed a contract on the supply of equipment for HPP Dabar

, SEE Energy News

Bosnian power utility ERS has signed a contract on the supply of equipment (turbine and generator) for hydropower plant Dabar with Voith Hydro.

The value of the contract is 30 million euros and the installation works will be performed by local company Elnos BL.

In January 2019, Hidroelekrana Dabar, part of ERS’ subsidiary Hidroelektrane na Trebisnjici (HET), has launched an international tender for financing and construction of hydropower plant Dabar. The selected partner will be 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. The preferred model of financing is a monetary loan with a 15-year repayment period and a four-year grace period. The project partner is expected to provide 85 % or more of the financing, while HET will provide up to 15 %. HPP Dabar will remain in HET’s sole possession following the construction which will last four years.

The 190 million euros worth contract was signed with China Energy Gezhouba Group in December 2021.

Future HPP Dabar is a part of hydroelectric system Gornji Horizonti, its planned power output would be 159 MW and its annual electricity generation should be about 250 GWh.