Serbia: Reconstruction supervision tender for SHPP launched by EPS

, News Serbia Energy

A tender is for the supervision services for the project of reconstruction of small hydropower plants (SHPP). It is launched by Serbian state-owned power utility EPS. The tender is related to the reconstruction of the following SHPPs owned and operated by EPS: SHPP Raska, SHPP Sveta Petka, SHPP Sicevo, SHPP Temac, SHPP Sokolovica, SHPP Vucje and SHPP Jelasnica.

Local company Energoprojekt-Hidroinzenjering is preparing projects for the reconstruction of these facilities. The projects envisage construction works on the power plants’ machine buildings, construction works on the reconstruction, repair or adaptation of input-output systems, works on the reconstruction of hydro-technical installations, works on the reconstruction or replacement of production generators and the accompanying mechanical, hydro-mechanical and electrical equipment of the generators and the power plants.
The supervision services contract envisages visual examination of the facilities and the works, providing instructions to the contractor, cooperating with the contractor and the designer and solving all other issues that arise. The deadline for the submission of bids is 24 April. According to tender documentation, the productivity and reliability of these SHPPs is significantly reduced due to their old age and wear of the equipment. Therefore, EPS is planning their reconstruction and modernization in order to extend their operational life by 20 year. The project is financed by the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD).