A NEW waterworks costing over Sk500 million (€16.6 million) is planned in the village of Kraľovany, in the district of Dolný Kubín. Hydroenergia, s.r.o. is planning to build the facility, on the River Váh. According to the investment plans submitted for an environmental impact assessment the investor wants to commence construction in June 2010, and finish the work two years later, the SITA newswire reported on October 23.
The project will include a small hydroelectric power plant with an output of 4.2 to 4.7 megawatts, which should generate 25,000-27,700 megawatt hours of electricity per year. The small hydropower plant and the dam incorporated in the Kraľovany waterworks are designed to to be fully automated and operate without personnel. The waterworks will use the hydroelectric potential of the River Váh below its confluence with the Orava River. The multipurpose project will fulfil several requirements including water management, energy generation and, environmental management. It will also have a social function, according to the investment plan.
10. Nov 2008 at 0:00 | Compiled by Spectator staff from press reports