Feasibility studies for Serbia’s Brodarevo hydropower projects complete

BRODAREVO, Serbia 6/22/12 (PennWell) — Feasibility studies for Reservoir Capital Corporation’s Brodarevo 1 and Brodarevo 2 hydroelectric power plants are complete, HydroWorld.com has learned.

The studies were conducted by independent consultant Energoprojekt Hidroinzenjering Co. Ltd. (EHC) after the hydropower projects were approved by the Serbian government in May. EHC also provided geotechnical work for the project in February.

At that time, the total combined generating capacity of the plants was expected to be 58.4 MW, although that has increased to 59.1 MW.

The total cost of the project is now estimated at about US$185 million, which also includes the construction of new roads and tunnels between the towns of Prijepolje and Bijelo Polje.

Rervoir Capital says the construction time for Brodarevo 1 is four years, and Brodarevo 2 is three years.

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Feasibility studies for 6,100 MW Sao Luiz do Tapajos hydro plant in Brazil to be concluded in 2012

Feasibility studies for the 6,100-MW Sao Luiz do Tapajos hydropower plant will be concluded in May 2012, a spokesperson for Brazil’s state-run utility holding group Eletrobras told wire services.

The Sao Luiz do Tapajos hydro plant will be the largest in the planned 10,600-MW Tapajos hydro complex, Business News Americas reported.

The complex will also include hydros Jatoba (2,300 MW), Cachoeira dos Patos (528 MW), Jamanxin (881 MW) and Cachoeira do Cai (802 MW), all of which will be built on the Tapajos River, in the Amazonian state of Para.

The plants will be tendered separately to avoid difficulties obtaining environmental licenses for the projects, Business News Americas reported previously.

In other news, Brazil’s 334-MW Simplicio hydropower complex is more than 70 percent complete and is set to be concluded on time for inauguration in late August, a spokesperson for the Brazilian state-run power company Eletrobras Furnas told wire services.

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