Serbia: Power utility EPS seeks bidders for reconstruction of small HPPs

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Power utility Elektroprivreda Srbije EPS with funding from the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development, is implementing a small hydropower program to rehabilitate the total of 15 small hydro projects and to construct two new small hydro projects at existing dams.

Serbia power utility Elektroprivreda Srbije (EPS) seeks bids to supply and install electrical and mechanical equipment for reconstruction of seven small hydroelectric projects totaling 9.98 MW. Bids are due July 24.

Elektroprivreda took bids in January for electro-mechanical equipment to reconstruct eight other small hydro projects totaling 9.79 MW. Serbia’s Ministry of Finance also pre-qualified firms last December to perform an inventory of small hydropower projects and sites. Serbia’s energy ministry developed a National Action Plan for Renewable Energy to increase green power sources to 27 percent of the country’s overall mix by 2020 from 21 percent.

Elektroprivreda now seeks bids to supply and install electrical and mechanical equipment for reconstruction of seven small hydropower projects. The projects and equipment to be supplied include:

750-kW Sveta Petka, near Nis, reconstruction of three turbines;

1.7-MW Sicevo, near Nis, install two new turbines;

220-kW Gamzigrad, near Zajecar, reconstruct two turbines;

5.2-MW Sokolovica, near Zajecar, replace three turbines;

930-kW Vucje, near Leskovac, install new turbine;

400-kW Jelasnica, near Surdulica, reconstruct two turbines;

780-kW Temac, near Pirot, reconstruct three turbines.

Procurement also includes reconstruction or modification of auxiliary equipment such as gates, valves, transformers, cranes, penstock, governors, controls, etc.

Tender documents may be obtained from the address below for 500 euros (US$544) to Account of Javno Preduzece Elektroprivreda Srbije, 11000 Beograd, Carice Milice 2, Account with institution Banca Intesa Ad, Beograd, Milentija Popovica 7B, Republika Srbija, SWIFT: DBDBRSBG, Beneficiary: Elektroprivreda Srbije JP Beograd, IBAN: RS 35160005030000152939, Intermediary: BCITITMM, INTESA SANPAOLO SPA, Milano, Italy, Stating: Payment for purchase of Tender Documents – reconstruction of 7 small hydropower plants.

Bidders from Serbia may obtain tender documents for 50,000 dinars to Account of Javno Preduzece Elektroprivreda Srbije, No. 160-700-13 with Banca Intesa Ad, Beograd.

Bids are due by noon July 24. For information, contact Project Director Nebojsa Aleksic, Department for Renewable Energy Sources, Javno Preduzece Elektroprivreda Srbije, Beograd, 13, St. Balkanska, 1st Floor, Office 11, 11000 Belgrade, Serbia; (381) 113952540; Fax: (381) 113972967; E-mail:; Internet:

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