Vir dam

Czech Republic - rehabilitation of the dam and replacement of turbine technology and governors/protection/control systems of the HPP.

Vir dam
Vir dam

Project review

The primary purpose of the Vir Dam (which was rehabilitated by HYDROPOL) and reservoir is to supply the second biggest Czech city with potable water. The scheme also includes peak power plant working together with the Vir II reservoir and a run-off-river plant.

The target of the project was the replacement of turbine technology and governors/protection/control systems in order to increase the reliability and efficiency of the plant.

Provided services

HYDROPOL was contracted to provide economical studies of the rehabilitation, technical specifications, tendering, legal framework, project management, site supervision and quality control.

Main data

Country:Czech Republic
Built (year):1954
Output (kw):1 × 7 500
Head (m):80
Capacity (m3/s)1 × 9
Completation (year):2001