Ganz EEM (Hungary) has entered a formal agreement with International Energy Company, LTD (Georgia) for the supply of container-installed small hydropower plants.

According to the contract, the company is to procure a pilot plant (that is to be delivered in the first half of 2017) and then several more small hydropower plants with a design capacity from 0.6MW-2MW.

The first supply deal was concluded with the direct intermediation of Rusatom International Network that is Rosatom’s industrial unit whose mission is to support Rosatom’s subsidiaries in product and service promotion on international markets.

The small hydropower plant manufactured by GANZ provides a simple and cost-efficient solution that may be applied in the regions where no centralised power supply is possible because of financial or technical reasons. The plant may be operated both as an independent power source and an alternative to inefficient and environmentally unfriendly power sources. This solution requires no dam construction and makes no damage to the river and other reservoir ecology.

The plant includes a turbine and auxiliary equipment set, all container-installed. Container solution makes it possible to considerably reduce the commissioning terms and construction costs.

The main advantages of the small hydropower plant are the low electricity cost, short lead time, easy, and fast assemblage. After transportation of the plant to the site and water connection, power generation may be started within a month. Though space saving, the plant has all necessary systems required for its operation and control.

Another advantage of the container-installed small hydropower plant is the possibility of remote control by means of a phone or Internet, including the mobile option. So, with the help of the monitoring system, the owner can follow the operation of the facility by means of a computer, tablet or even a mobile telephone, and receive information on the amount of the generated electricity.

At present, Rusatom International Network is negotiating in the interest of GANZ EEM the supply of the container-installed small hydropower plants to Armenia, Indonesia, Kazakhstan, Uzbekistan, countries of Latin America, Africa, and other countries.