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January 12, 2022

Tsankov Kamak, Bulgaria

By Carmen

Tsankov Kamak is an 80MW hydro power project. It is located on Vacha river/basin in Plovdiv, Bulgaria. The project is currently active. It has been developed in single phase. The project construction commenced in 2004 and subsequently entered into commercial operation in 2009.

Project Type Total Capacity (MW) Active Capacity (MW) Pipeline Capacity (MW) Project Status Project Location Project Developer
Hydropower 80 80 Active Plovdiv, Bulgaria

Description

The project is currently owned by Natsionalna Elektricheska Kompania.

Tsankov Kamak is a reservoir based project. The hydro reservoir capacity is 110 million cubic meter. The net head of the project is 133.7m. The total number of penstocks, pipes or long channels that carry water down from the hydroelectric reservoir to the turbines inside the actual power station, are 1 in number. The penstock diameter is 4.5m. The project generated 185 GWh of electricity. The project cost is $323.4m.

Development Status

The project construction commenced in 2004 and subsequently entered into commercial operation in 2009.

Contractors Involved

Andritz Hydro was selected as the turbine supplier for the hydro power project. The company provided 2 units of francis turbines, each with 43MW nameplate capacity.

IHB Electric supplied 2 electric generators for the project. The generator capacity is 50 MVA.

Methodology

All power projects included in this report are drawn from GlobalData’s Power Intelligence Center. The information regarding the project parameters is sourced through secondary information sources such as electric utilities, equipment manufacturers, developers, project proponent’s – news, deals and financial reporting, regulatory body, associations, government planning reports and publications. Wherever needed the information is further validated through primary from various stakeholders across the power value chain and professionals from leading players within the power sector.

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