The first of four power generators in Bajina Basta hydroelectric power plant has been overhauled and put in operation and the first phase of revitalization of electromechanical equipment in the power plant on the Drina river has been finished in that way.
The ceremony of handover of the repaired generator to PD Drinsko-Limske Elektrane was attended by Minister of Energy Petar Skundric, Austrian Ambassador Clemens Koja, German Ambassador Wolfram Maas, EPS CEO Dragomir Markovic, Chairman of the EPS Managing Board Aleksandar Markovic, and PD Drinsko-Limske Elektrane CEO Mijodrag Citakovic.
The value of the project is 75 million euros, 30m of which were provided from the loan granted by German KfW Bank.
The overhauled X-1 power generator produced 12m kWh of electric energy during 17 days of trial work and testing in October.
It took one year to finish the first phase of revitalization. The job holders were Bajina Basta hydroelectric power plant and Austrian Andritz Hydro, while the building site was alternately occupied by the companies Goza Montaza and Sever and the representatives of Mihajlo Pupin Institute and Nikola Tesla steam power plant.
The completion of the overhaul of the first generator is followed by the commencement of the second phase of revitalization of Bajina Basta hydroelectric power plant, which includes the overhaul of another power generator and should last for one year.