MoRD&PW – Plovdivtsi Dam and Water Treatment Plant – Bulgaria - Project Profile

MoRD&PW – Plovdivtsi Dam and Water Treatment Plant – Bulgaria - Project Profile


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The Ministry of Regional Development and Public Works (MoRD&PW), through its Project Implementation Unit, is undertaking the construction of a dam in Bulgaria.

The project involves the construction of a dam with a height of 47m and the boiling volume of 2.45 million m3. It includes the construction of a potable water treatment plant with a capacity of 225 liters per second (LPS), a dam wall, weir (incorporated in the wall), intake tower with shaft spillway and bottom outlet, diversion gallery, upper diversion dam (built into the body of the wall), and main discharger.

The dam wall will be of rock-fill type with asphalt-concrete diaphragm and two-row grout curtain deep 35m.

The project is being financed by the Bulgarian government through the World Bank loan.

Sweco Enrgoproekt JSC has been appointed as investigation and engineering design consultant. The scope of work includes designer’s supervision during construction works and preparation of final designs and details.

Fichtner has been appointed for design compliance assessment and construction supervision works. The scope of work includes design review for preliminary design and detailed design of a potable water storage dam and the associated water treatment plant.

Rutex has been appointed for conformity assessment. The scope of work includes site engineering and supervision works.

In 2012, tenders were initiated in order to appoint the contractor to re-start the construction works.

On June 4, 2014, the Ministry of Investment Planning issued the construction permit.

In December 2014, MoRD&PW signed a deal with Consortium Plovdivtsi for the construction of dam and a water treatment plant. Consortium Plovdivtsi includes GBS Infrastructure Construction (34%), Agua Residuos y Medio Ambiente, S.A. (Arema) (15%) and OAO Zarubezhvodstroy (51%).

OAO Zarubezhvodstroy will be responsible for providing hydraulic consultancy services and Arema for supply of equipment.

Strabag AG Austria and a joint venture (JV) of China Volant Industry Co. Ltd (VOLINCO) and Sinohydro Bureau 5 Co. Ltd were shortlisted in the tender process.

In February 2015, the construction work on the project commenced.

Construction works are underway.


The project involves the construction of a 47m high dam in Plovdivtsi, Smolyan Region, Bulgeria.

The US$114 million project includes the following:

1. Construction of a 225LPS potable water treatment plant

2. Construction of a dam wall

3. Construction of a weir

4. Construction of an intake tower with shaft spillway and bottom outlet

5. Construction of a diversion gallery

6. Construction of an upper diversion dam

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