Kostelec nad Labem

Czech Republic - reconstruction of the original plant from 1935.

Kostelec nad Labem
Kostelec nad Labem

Project review

The Kostelec HPP is a very typical example of a low head plant built during the Elbe River canalisation and regulation period.

The project included general overhaul of one turbine and complete replacement of the other two Francis turbines for new Kaplan turbines.

Rehabilitation also consisted of installation of new governing, automation, protection and control system, new substation, modification of the intake, and addition of new trash rack cleaning machine.

As a result, the plant’s efficiency and reliability has significantly increased while the operation costs have substantially decreased.

Provided services

HYDROPOL’s scope of services included the development of pre-rehab testing and feasibility studies, and was later followed by complex design, tendering, contracting, legal framework, permitting, and complex project management, including site supervision and commissioning.

HYDROPOL provides operation and maintenance of this plant.

Main data

Country:Czech Republic
Built (year):1935
Output (kw):2 × 1 000 + 1 × 250
Head (m):3.6
Capacity (m3/s)3 × 30
Completation (year):2008
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