Spectator on facebook

Spectator on facebook

Vodohospodárska výstavba announces tender for Gabčíkovo overhaul

The state-owned company opens an international tender for the general overhaul of eight turbo-generators and the reconstruction of the Gabčíkovo hydro-power plant.

The Gabčíkovo hydro-power plant(Source: SITA)

The Vodohospodárska výstavba (VV. i.e. Water-management Construction) state company intends to restore full operability of the devices in the Gabčíkovo plant, prevent breakdowns and increase the safety of the hydro-power plant operation. The planned general overhaul is expected to last for nine years, head of VV CEO’s office, Stela Ištvánfyová, informed the TASR newswire.

The HPP Gabčíkovo facility has been in operation since 1992, and its equipment and devices are technologically outdated and externally depreciated. The estimated value of the order for the overhaul and reconstruction of HPP Gabčíkovo is €71.5 million and apart from the turbo-generators, it will also involve water-pumping sets of turbines, elector-hydraulic regulators, switch-rooms, the protection of generators and transformers, a control- and information system, the power-plant’s control room and cranes which date back to 1988 and 1989. In the price offer, bidders will separately price individual technology units.

Read also: Read also:Agreement on operation of Gabčíkovo is invalid, arbitration decided

“I dare say that the general overhaul and reconstruction of the hydro-power plant will be one of the most important activities in the state company Vodohospodárska výstavba in upcoming years and we perceived it that way during the process of preparing the tender documents,” CEO of HPP Gabčíkovo, Daniel Kvocera, told TASR. “In this connection, I believe in the smooth course of the tender and the professionalism of bidders so that it will be possible to fully launch the implementation of this most extensive reconstruction which will return the technology devices to their 100-percent state.”

Gabčíkovo with its total installed output of 720 MW is the biggest hydro-power plant in Slovakia. It comprises eight turbo-generators which were gradually launched between 1992 and 1995. Each vertical Kaplan turbine with a blade wheel diameter of 9,300 millimetres has a maximum output of 90 MW.

Read also: Read also:State takes control of Gabčíkovo

Topic: Energy


Top stories

Infertility in men is increasing with those in their 40s better off then those in their 20s

Treatment of infertility can cost tens, or even several thousand euros. Only part of the cost is covered by health insurance companies.

To be fertile, a man has to have 15 million sperms per milligram of ejaculate, of which 4 million must be healthy.

Budgetary deficit supposed to be under 1 percent for the first time

MPs approved the public administration budget for the next year, with 82 voting for it, and 59 against.

Finance Minister Peter Kažimír

Google helps users of public transport in Bratislava

Following Žilina, Košice and Nitra, Bratislava now has routes and timetables for public transport on Google maps.

Public transport in Bratislava

President to appoint missing Constitutional Court justices

The court will have its full complement of judges after three years.

President Andrej Kiska