Fangut Hydropower Project (65 MW) in Albania

The Fangut HEPP consists of a CFRD dam which forms a reservoir of 135 million m3, a 9,500 m long pressure tunnel, surge tank, valve chamber, 260 m long penstock and power house with two vertical Francis turbines and tailrace channel.

Main Data

Volume of Fangut

  • Reservoir: 135 million m3
  • Dam height: 92 m
  • Dam length: 403 m
  • Pressure tunnel: 9'500 m
  • Diameter: 5.4 m
  • Aquaduct: 125 m
  • Diameter: 4.5 m
  • Surge chamber: Ø 11 m
  • Height surge chamber: 115 m
  • Valve chamber: 11x11x15m
  • Penstock: 260 m Ø 4.5 m

Power house Fangut
Vertical Francis turbines

  • Capacity: 2x 32.75 MW
  • Hyraulic head: 130.58-104 m
  • Nominal flow: 2x 28.5 m3/s
  • Speed: 375 min-1
  • Generators: 2x 40 MVA

Valves

  • 2 butterfly valves: DN2500 PN16
  • 1 safety butterfly valve: DN4500 PN10
  • 2 transformers: 2x 40 MVA
  • 1 GIS-switchyard

Client

Ayen Enerji AS Tirana / Albania

Consultant

IM Maggia Engineering Ltd, Locarno (lead) in association

Construction period

2010–2018

Construction costs

€ 120 million

Scope of services

Feasibility study, construction design, tender documents, realisation and project supervision, workshop tests, general site supervision, commissioning.