On Thursday, Hidroelectrica signed a procurement contract for “Modernization of the electrical installations related to the hydromechanical equipment and the hydraulic drive installation related to the Portile de Fier I/Iron Gates I overflow dam”. The work, initially estimated by Hidroelectrica at 65,236,791 lei without VAT, was attributed to the association between DSD Noell GmbH (Leader) and UTI Facility Management at the amount of 57,145,610.00 lei without VAT. The winners competed with Romelectro.
Installations with a lifespan of more than 50 years will be replaced. The upgrade of the electrical installations related to the hydromechanical equipment and the hydraulic drive installation related to the Porțile de Fier I overflow dam involves the provision of design services, hydromechanical drive installations, electrical equipment, automation systems and integration in SCADA, constructions, related installations and architecture.
The services also involve project management activities consisting in coordinating the works, services, procurement / manufacturing / procurement activities, delivery, testing, verification, commissioning in order to carry out a turnkey upgrading / modernization project, in compliance with all the requirements of quality, health and safety at work and environmental protection arising from national and European Union requirements.
“The contract continues the series of major investments from the Iron Gates, after the modernization of the SCADA systems in the control rooms of the PF I and II power plants – investment of about 3.14 million lei, modernization of the Monitoring and Diagnosis system 10 million lei in progress, and the start of additional protection works at the heat sink at PF I, an investment also estimated at 58 million lei “, said Bogdan Badea, President of the Hidroelectrica directorate.
The Iron Gate I Hydroelectric Power Station (Portile de Fier I) is the largest dam on the Danube River and one of the largest hydro power plants in Europe. It is located on the Iron Gate gorge, between Romania and Serbia.