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Electrical modernisation of two hydropower plants for Glitre Energi

VEO has carried out the electrical modernisation of the 15 MW Djupdal and the 2 x 48.5 MW Skollenborg hydropower plants in Norway for client Glitre Energi Produksjon.

Djupdal is a typical run-of-river power plant with an installed capacity of 15 MW and an annual production of 84 GWh. The power plant has been operational since 1976 and had not had any larger modernisations previously.

VEO supplied new control and automation solutions as a turnkey delivery, including excitation, as well as the modernisation and renewal of all voltage levels in the power plant. The AC and DC systems were renewed and the 8kV, 24kV and 132kV systems were modernised. In river power plants, the water level regulation is extremely important from an environmental perspective. The power plant was therefore being modernised using VEO’s regulator, which is the result of decades of experience and development. The Djupdal power plant was re-opened for commercial use in 2020.

Skollenborg is a larger power plant with two Kaplan turbines of 48,5 MW each and an annual production of 414 GWh. VEO’s scope is similar to that for Djupdal with the renewal of control systems, excitation, AC/DC, cable systems and other modifications needed.

”VEO presented a good offer and had great flexibility finding the technical solutions we need. We have cooperated with VEO in a couple of power plant projects previously and we have been very satisfied with their services. We know VEO and VEO knows us; the cooperation runs smoothly when both parties know what is expected”, says Stein Ødegaard, Project Manager, Glitre Energi

“VEO has worked with hydropower projects in Norway for almost 30 years. It is great to see that we continuously expand our customer network, and that our existing customers have continued confidence in us”, says Viktor Forss, Managing Director, VEO AS.

“In river power plants, the water level regulation is extremely important from an environmental perspective.”