VAPTECH Has Successfully Commissioned Hydropower Plant Debeda in Georgia

In December 2015 Debeda hydropower plant, located in Georgia, was put into operation.

The installed capacity of Debeda HPP is 3170 kW and it has two turbine-generator sets, each with capacity 1585 kW.

For this project VAPTECH delivered 2 Francis turbines with horizontal shaft arrangement and 2 butterfly valves DN1100, PN10. Each of the turbines works in estimated net head 44,6 m, flow 4 m3/s. Within the scope of supply VAPTECH delivered also 2 horizontal synchronous generator, hydraulic pressure unit, automation system and electrical balance of plant as well as supervision of installation works and commissioning.

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Mr. Kakha Kaladze, Vice Prime Minister, Minister of Energy of Georgia at the official opening of Debeda HPP


Debeda HPP in operation


VAPTECH’ automation system, Debeda HPP


Francis turbines for HPP Debeda, before shipment, VAPTECH’ workshop



VAPTECH is a global supplier of equipment and services for both hydropower and metal forming industries. Founded in 1914, VAPTECH holds its headquarters in Sofia, Bulgaria, as well as its production facility in Pleven, Bulgaria located on more than 40,000 sq.m.

HYDRO division of VAPTECH

VAPTECH delivers complete electromechanical equipment for hydropower plants with a main focus on turbines consisting of highly efficient: valves, gates and automation systems. VAPTECH has more than 80 years of experience in the production of small, medium and large turbines with a delivery of over 8,000 MW worth of installed equipment. All of VAPTECH’ mechanical equipment is manufactured and tested in VAPTECH’ production facility.


Mariela Spasova
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