Governor bench tests complete for Serbia’s 280-MW Djerdap 2

Russian supplier Leningradsky Metallichesky Zavod (LMZ) has completed bench testing for the tenth and final replacement governor of the 280-MW Djerdap 2 hydroelectric plant on the Danube River in Serbia.

Djerdap 2 and 1,050-MW Djerdap 1 are the Serbian half of the Iron Gates hydropower and navigation complex, which includes the 1,050-MW Portile de Fier project on the Romanian side of the Danube. (HNN 1/5/07)

LMZ, a unit of Russia’s Power Machines, performed under a US$3 million contract signed in 2005 by Power Machines and Djerdap, a state-owned enterprise. The replacement governors include micro-processor-based electronic cubicles. Turbine automatic control devices are to be modernized at the main power plant and at additional plants.

Power Machines said its obligations include designing and delivery of equipment for modernization of turbine automatic control systems as well as supervision of installation, testing, and commissioning of equipment.

The company said five replacement governors have been commissioned, with the remaining five to be commissioned by the end of 2010.

Commissioned in 1985, Djerdap 2 has 10 horizontal bulb turbines and other equipment manufactured by Power Machines units LMZ and Electrosila.

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