Today takes place the
solemn opening of the Brežice Hydro Power Plant. As part of the project the
company Riko constructed the reservoir and overflow spillway and supplied all
the hydromechanical equipment.
The reservoir, after completion, contains about 20 million
cubic meters of water, and its surface covers about 300 hectares. With its
construction, the Brežice coastal accumulation area is protected from high
waters and floods. Riko has integrated renowned subcontractors into the
implementation of the project, companies such as Viaduct d.d., Level Eko d.d.
Hydromechanical plant equipment is highly demanding
technological equipment for the safety and operation of a hydroelectric plant
and dam structure, ensuring the necessary technological conditions for the
production of energy at variable flow rates of the Sava River. The equipment as
a whole under this contract is divided into two main sections made up of
spillway equipment and turbine fields. The spillway equipment consists
primarily of five electro-hydraulically-operated radial locks, the weight of
each being about 100 tons, installed in the spillways of the dam structure of
the power plant. These represent the most important elements that provide a
constant water level in the pool with the normal flow of the Sava River, and
thus the production of electricity. With increased flow of up to 1000 annual
waters, however, its operation must provide the necessary security for the
entire structure, as well as flood protection for the lower water-lying areas.
The company Riko integrated reputable Slovenian equipment suppliers, such as
Montavar Projekt, Metalna Senovo, La & Co, Telem as well as Iskra impuls,
into the project.