Lavoreit project almost finished
New challenging project on the Chiarso river in Italy is reaching its completion.
SHPP Lavoreit is located near Tolmezzo town in the north-eastern province of Udine in the Friuli-Venezia Giulia region in Italy. The new power plant benefits from the strong stream of the Chiarsò river flowing in the Dolomites on the Italian-Austrian border. Lavoreit is our 8th successfully built project in Italy during the past three years. The total value of this project is 120 million crowns (4.5 million euros) with annual power generation expected at 3 000 MWh.
Lavoreit represents the most demanding job ever performed by HYDROPOL, given the short construction time and specific technical demands. As general contractor, HYDROPOL has provided not only preparation of relevant studies, permitting, project design & engineering services, but also the site complex development and complete EPC delivery. HYDROPOL will also be responsible for operation and maintenance of this plant.
"We are happy to have the opportunity to join Italy's effort to meet its potential in the area of renewable energy. Previously, we have built seven facilities in the provinces of Lombardy and Piedmont with an output of nearly 4 000 kilowatts. In addition, these activities of our company greatly helped to increase HYDROPOL's reputation as a reliable and efficient supplier in the global hydropower industry," says Jan Tošnar, owner of HYDROPOL.
SHPP Lavoreit is of derivation type consisting of intake (weir - two flap gates, fishpass and sandtrap), penstock (DN 1.4 m, length 1.7 km, totally underground) and powerhouse. Lavoreit is equipped by 1 Francis turbine. This power plant has an output of approximately 700 kW with more than 50 meters of gradient.