Serbia seeks electro-mechanical equipment to refurbish eight small hydro projects

Serbia utility Elektroprivreda Srbije seeks bids to supply and install electro-mechanical equipment for reconstruction of eight small hydroelectric projects totaling 9.79 MW. Bids are due December 3.

The World Bank recruited consultants in September to update studies of Elektroprivreda’s proposed 680-MW Bistrica Pumped-Storage project proposed for Serbia’s Uvac River. Elektroprivreda awarded a contract in March to Voith to modernize the 96-MW Zvornik hydropower project, increasing its capacity to 124 MW. 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.

With funding from the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development, Elektroprivreda is implementing a small hydropower program to rehabilitate a total of 15 small hydro projects and to construct two new small hydro projects at existing dams. Firms interested in the program are invited to contact the utility at the address below.

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

  • 6.4-MW Raska, near Novi Pazar, replace two units and install two new pumps at Sopocani pumping station;
  • 60-kW Vrelo, near Bajina Basta, install new unit, replace generator;
  • 250-kW Radaljska Banja, near Zvornik, replace turbine;
  • 900-kW Seljasnica, near Prijepolje, replace two units;
  • 1.4-MW Kratovska Reka, near Priboj, replace two units;
  • 300-kW Pod Gradom, near Uzice, install new unit;
  • 320-kW Turica, near Uzice, replace two units;
  • 160-kW Moravica, near Ivanjica, install new unit.

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$619) or 50,000 dinars 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 8 small hydropower plants.

Bids are due by noon December 3. For information, contact Project Director Nebojsa Aleksic, Department for Renewable Energy Sources, Javno Preduzece Elektroprivreda Srbije, Beograd, 412, St. Vojvode Stepe, 5th Floor, Office 520, 11000 Belgrade, Serbia; (381) 113952540; Fax: (381) 113972967; E-mail: nebojsa.aleksic@eps.rs; Internet: www.eps.rs.

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