Devoll Hydropower Sh.A (DHP), a company owned by the Norwegian company Statkraft AS, has awarded Multiconsult with an extension to the supervision services assignment as an integrated part of the Owner’s Engineer’s Team for the Devoll hydropower project, located in southern Albania.
The project consists of the Banjë and Moglicë hydropower plants. The construction of Banja Plant started in June 2013 and started operation in 2016, and the Moglicë Plant started construction in July 2014 with an estimation to completion by the end of 2018.
“Multiconsult has a long-standing relationship with Statkraft going back some 30 years. As one of the world’s leading hydropower engineering companies, Multiconsult is proud to support our clients to succeed with important projects such as Devoll” says Helge E. Jenssen, Senior Vice President for Renewable Energy.
Moglice Dam – Highest of its kind
The Devoll hydropower project is a landmark project as it is the first large-scale investment project undertaken in Albania, and one of the largest hydropower investments in the Balkans region. The project includes two power plants Banja and Moglice , with an installed capacity 256 MW , consisting of 17% of Albania`s energy supply, significantly contributing to the region’s growing electricity needs.
Multiconsult’s current services includes following up the ground works for Moglicë dam, including the dam excavation and grouting works on behalf of the client.
“As the Moglicë plant will consist of a 320 m long, 150 m high and 460 m wide asphalt-core rock-filled dam and is anticipated to be one of the world’s highest of its kind upon completion, the project is very interesting as well as technically challenging. Multiconsult has a successful track record in supervising construction of dam and hydropower projects around the world. It is the site teams hard work and support to the client, led by Multiconsult’s site team leader Scott Galloway, which has been vital in securing the extension to contract and we are delighted to continue our role in this project” explains Richard Duncumb, Head of Section for Dams and Underground.