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Sweco wins hydropower contract in Latvia

February 27, 2012 | Press release

Sweco has been chosen to assist in modernising two of Latvia’s largest hydroelectric power plants. The contract is worth over EUR 3 million.

”We are seeing increased demand for our expertise in the hydropower area from many parts of the world,” says Åsa Bergman, President of Sweco Sweden.

Sweco has been active in a large number of similar consulting assignments for many years. For example, the company was recently commissioned for a similar project in Romania and completed a project in connection with modernisation of the Aswan High Dam in Egypt.

The client in this case is Latvian government’s energy and power supply company AS Latvenergo. The project is scheduled for completion at the end of 2018.

More facts about the hydroelectric power plants:

The hydroelectric plants to be modernised, Plavinas and Kegums 2, are located on the Daugava River in central Latvia. Sweco’s assignment is to assist the client with procurement of suppliers, project management and technical advice, as well as delivery and implementation control during modernisation of the two plants that were completed in 1966 and 1979.

The Plavinas power station contains ten turbines with a total installed output of around 900 MW. The station is located at the head of the Daugava River in central Latvia. The Kegum 2 power station lies directly downstream and contains three turbines with a total installed output of approximately 180 MW.


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