Construction design for two new hydropower plants in Albania
Description of project:
AF-Consult Switzerland was contracted as Owner Designer for two new hydro power plants of the Devoll Hydropower Project. The project is situated in the southeastern region of Albania along the river Devoll, approximately 100 km south of the capital city Tirana. The Devoll Hydropower Project comprises two hydro power schemes, the upper plant HPP Moglicë and the lower plant HPP Banja. The projects have a total installed capacity of 240 MW and an average annual energy production of 700 GWh.
The main features of the construction design for both hydropower plants included two powerhouse structures (surface and underground), an 80 m high rockfill dam with an impervious clay core and a 150 m high rockfill dam with an asphaltic central core, gated overflow spillways, intake structures, headrace tunnels and tailrace channels.