The European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD) announced that Serbian power utility EPS has published an invitation for the rehabilitation of seven small hydropower plants (SHPP) owned by the company.
The seven SHPPs in question are: HPP Sveta Petka, HPP Sicevo, HPP Temac, HPP Sokolovica, HPP Gamzigrad, HPP Vucje and HPP Jelasnica. EPS plans to use the proceeds of a loan that was provided by the EBRD for the project of rehabilitation of 15 SHPPs in Serbia. The deadline for bids submission is 5 July 2017, and it is expected that the works should be completed in 60 weeks.
The works on each of these plants will include the dismantling of parts of the existing structures, performing earthworks, concrete, masonry and insulation works, metal works, façade, painting and drywall works as well as the installation of water supply and sewage systems.
In 2011, the EBRD granted a loan worth 45 million euros to EPS for the rehabilitation of its 15 small hydropower plants with a combined installed capacity of 18 MW and the construction seven new small hydropower plants with a combined installed capacity of 13 MW.