HEP Proizvodnja and KONČAR - Inženjering concluded the Contract for the design and construction of Dugopolje Solar Power Plant today. The value of the contract is EUR 11.1 million. In the presence of the President of the Management Board of Hrvatska elektroprivreda, Frane Barbarić and the President of the Management Board of KONČAR – Elektroindustrija, Gordan Kolak, the contract was signed by Robert Krklec, the director of HEP Proizvodnja, on behalf of the investor and by Željko Tukša, the President of the Management Board of Končar – Inženjering, on behalf of the contractor.
Installed capacity of the power plant will amount to 13.54 MW, and its connected capacity to 10 MW. It is expected to generate 17.2 million kilowatt hours annually, which will suffice to supply around 6,000 households.
“SPP Dugopolje is going to be the twelfth and so far the biggest solar power plant in our portfolio. With this contract we achieve continuous cooperation with Končar in the field of solar power plant construction, starting from SPP Vis, along which a battery tank was installed, over SPP Donja Dubrava, which has been in regular operation since this May, to SPP Črnkovci in Slavonija, the construction of which is ongoing. SPP Dugopolje is a good example of cooperation between national companies with the purpose of strengthening the overall Croatian economy. We are glad that Croatian know-how and technologies show competitiveness at the current energy market, where HEP continuously has significant investments. In less than five years we put into operation generation facilities with the total power of 90 MW. The important project of EL-TO Zagreb CCPP construction is close to completion, and currently there are additional nine projects with the total capacity of 120 MW either being constructed or in the construction tender phase
”, said Frane Barbarić, the President of HEP’s Management Board.
On the surface of around 200,000 m2
in the municipality of Dugopolje 24,624 bifacial photovoltaic modules will be installed and connected to 52 three-phase converters. The deadline for the completion of works is 18 months following the signing of the contract.
“Our focus on green transition has existed even before green transition has become the focus of Europe. This is primarily reflected in numerous projects of constructing and revitalizing hydro power plants around the world. Furthermore, as early as in 2012 KONČAR made a technological breakthrough by developing wind turbines and constructing its own wind power plant, with the total installed capacity of 20 MW. From the first solar power plant, the biggest on the island of Vis at that time, which became operational in 2020, until now, we constructed four solar power plants for different partners, with the total installed capacity of 30 MW. Currently we are constructing the fifth solar power plant in Slavonija, and today’s contract additionally confirmed our role of a leading regional company in the area of constructing and revitalizing facilities for electricity generation from renewable sources
”, emphasised Gordan Kolak, M. Sc., the President of KONČAR’s Management Board.
The Contract for the design and construction of SPP Dugopolje was signed in Krka National park, in hydro power plant Jaruga. This year, more precisely on 1 December, HPP Jaruga will mark 120 years of its operation, which puts it among the oldest operational power plants in the world. The participants of contract signing, along with many other experts from HEP and Končar, these days took part in the 16th
Conference of the Croatian branch of the International Council on Large Electric Systems ((HRO CIGRÉ), which was held from 5 to 8 November in Šibenik.