Small Hydropower Plant Rapuni

Client

C&S Construction Sh.p.k.

Location

Albania

Duration

2008 – ongoing

Services

Project development (continuation of feasibility study by Posch&Partner), design for obtaining building permit and operation licences, tendering of the entire plant, execution design, structural design, consulting in all project phases

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  • Design for obtaining building permit and operation licences
  • Tendering of the entire plant
  • Structural design
  • Execution design

Project objectives

The project focuses on the installation of the Rapuni hydropower cascade comprising two small hydropower plants located at the Rapuni River in eastern Albania in the vicinity of the village of Librazhd. Both plants consist of a Tyrolean weir and a downstream desanding basin, a GRP penstock (2.9 and 3.7 km) and a power house for the turbines. The hydro-mechanical equipment was supplied by the Austrian turbine producer Kössler.

Project data

Rapuni hydropower cascade Rapuni 1Rapuni 2
Water capacity (m³/s) 5,36,6
Water head (m)10075
Installed capacity (MW)4,5 3,8
Type of turbine Francis turbine   Francis turbin

 

 

Project content

iC is in charge of complete planning and tendering of the hydropower cascade Rapuni 1 and Rapuni 2 based on a feasibility study by Posch&Partner dating from 2007. The services comprise consulting to the client in all project phases.

Services of iC

Project development (continuation of Posch&Partner’s feasibility study), design for obtaining building permit and operation licences, tendering of the entire plant, execution design, structural design, consulting in all project phases.

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