The sprocket at the dam of HPP “Visegrad” broke again

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After a month of cracking the sprocket above Hydroelectric power plants “Visegrad”, the same thing happens again. Namely, a few days ago, the sprocket that is located one kilometer from the hydroelectric power plant broke.

The shooting was caused by a large gust of water, which opened the way for floating debris to the crown of the dam. The inflow of water after the sprocket broke did not endanger the operation of the hydroelectric power plant, but it must be replaced.

“Now we have a sprocket that protects the machines, but the purchase of a sprocket that protects the crown of the hydroelectric power plant is necessary, and until then we will mechanically remove the waste,” explained Tomislav Popovic, technical director of the hydroelectric power plant, Bljesak.info.

Let us remind you, at the beginning of the year, the rivers Drina and Lim brought large amounts of floating waste, one of the sprockets broke due to the check. Then the garbage stopped at the dam partition and the operation of the hydroelectric power plant was endangered production electricity.

The sprocket was repaired and the garbage cleaning action began, which is still going on. 100 cubic meters of waste are removed daily, and according to estimates, 12,000 cubic meters of floating waste reached the dam.

The problem of floating waste that reaches the HPP through the Drina and Lim “Visegrad” is something that has been repeated for years. Special team of this company from the river Drina, annually removes from six to eight thousand cubic meters of floating waste. It is high time that all competent institutions get involved in solving this problem, which threatens to provoke environmental disaster.

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Source: Energetski portal Srbije by www.energetskiportal.rs.

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