Taming of water
Assembly of equipment has already begun at the construction site. Moreover, specialists from Grodnopromstroy JSC have reinforced the River Nieman’s bed, whose water is to power the new hydroelectric station. An earthen dam, reinforced with stones extracted from Mikashevichi pits, will contain the water.
The future hydroelectric power station will receive its water-power mechanisms in June, manufactured by Czech Mavel, while three piers of the overflow dam to be complete by August. Autumn will see the redirection of the River Nieman, making Grodno’s hydroelectric power station the largest renewable hydro-energy source in Belarus, annually generating over 84m KWh of electricity. This will be enough to satisfy the needs of 80,000 flats.