Portile de Fier I is a 1,167MW hydro power project. It is located on Danube river/basin in Mehedinti, Romania. According to GlobalData, who tracks and profiles over 170,000 power plants worldwide, the project is currently active. It has been developed in a single phase. The project construction commenced in 1964 and subsequently entered into commercial operation in 1972. Buy the profile here.

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The project was developed by Technopromexport and is currently owned by SPEEH Hidroelectrica.

The hydro reservoir capacity is 2,100 million cubic meter. The gross head of the project is 27m. Portile de Fier I underwent through rehabilitation & modernization during 1999-2007. The project generated 5,400 GWh of electricity.

Development status

The project construction commenced in 1964 and subsequently entered into commercial operation in 1972.

Contractors involved

UCM Resita was selected as the turbine supplier for the hydro power project. The company provided 3 units of kaplan turbines, each with 194.5MW nameplate capacity.

The electric generators for the project were procured from Hydro Engineering and Power Machines.

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About Technopromexport

Technopromexport, a subsidiary of Prominvest of Rostec State Corporation, is a state owned engineering company that specializes in the construction of power projects. The company carries out the construction of various energy facilities including thermal power plants such as combined-cycle, gas-turbine, geothermal and diesel; hydroelectric power plants; RES based plants; power transmission lines and substations; geothermal power plants; and facilities for oil & gas, petrochemical and chemical industries. Technopromexport is headquartered in Moscow, Russia.

This content was updated on 22 April 2024

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