Serbia’s Mining and Energy Minister Dubravka Djedovic Handanovic said Friday that the Djerdap 1 hydroelectric power plant is one of the pillars of the country’s energy system and that the plant’s revitalization has extended its lifespan, increased its production and reliability.
Djerdap 1 has been the pride of the country’s hydroelectric power system for over five decades and, thanks to its successful revitalization, it will continue to be so for the next 30 to 40 years, it is part of the country’s history and will now also be part of Serbia’s future, the Ministry quoted Djedovic as saying.
The Minister noted that over 180 million euros has been invested in the plant’s revitalization.
The main supplier of the equipment is the Russian company Siloviye Mashiny, and some of the equipment was overhauled in domestic factories.
The ceremony marking the completion of the plant’s revitalization was also attended by Serbian power company (EPS) acting director Dusan Zivkovic, Russian Ambassador to Serbia Alexander Botsan-Kharchenko and representatives of Siloviye Mashiny.