Output at the Zvornik power plant on the Drina river in Serbia is to increase from 96MW to 124MW following an extensive modernisation of the electromechanical equipment, Voith Hydro has announced.

The company is to replace four generators and four Kaplan turbines, as well as the automation systems and the mechanical and electrical ancillary equipment under a EUR65 million contract awarded by energy supplier Elektroprivreda Srbije.

"Voith supplied two turbines to Zvornik back when the plant was built 50 years ago. We are very pleased that we have once more gained the trust of Elektroprivreda Srbije to support the modernisation project. The Zvornik order will enable us to further consolidate our strong position in south-east Europe," said Dr. Leopold Heninger, Managing Director of Voith Hydro in St. Pölten, Austria.

Photo: The Serbian hydropower plant Zvornik is situated on the River Drina. (Source: Voith)