Sweco wins contract for work at Latvian hydropower projects

RIGA, Latvia 3/5/12 (PennWell) — State utility Latvenergo AS has awarded a contract to Sweco for work at the Plavinas and Kegums 2 hydroelectric plants.

As per the contract, Sweco will assist with the procurement of suppliers, project management and technical advice, as well as the delivery and implementation of the two hydropower facilities.

The 900-MW Plavinas hydropower facility was constructed in 1966 and is on Latvia’s Daugava River. The power station contains 10 turbines.

Meanwhile, the 180-MW Kegum 2 plant lies directly downstream and contains three turbines.

Both projects are scheduled for completion by the end of 2018. Financial details were not disclosed. 

Swedan-based Sweco was awarded a $3.9 million contract for rehabilitation work at the 210-MW Stejaru-Bicaz hydroelectric facility in December 2011.

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Sweco wins contract to rehabilitate Stejaru-Bicaz hydropower plant

BICAZ, Romania 12/13/11 (PennWell) — Swedish-based engineering firm Sweco has been awarded a contract to help modernize one of Romania’s largest hydropower plants.

The US$3.9 million contract stipulates that the company assist with rehabilitation of the 210-MW Stejaru-Bicaz hydroelectric facility. Work includes the replacement of electromechanical equipment for six turbine-generators and related systems and replacement of hydromechanical equipment and penstocks. Electrical equipment, instrumentation, controls, and supervisory control and data acquisition (SCADA) systems will also be upgraded.

Funding for the project comes in part from a $149.8 million loan awarded by the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development in May 2011.