The Iron Gate I Hydroelectric Power Station had 12 turbines generating 2,052 MW, making it one of the largest hydroelectric power stations in the world. Located in the Iron Gate Gorge, which forms the border between Serbia and Romania, it is the largest dam on the Danube River. It is operated as a joint venture between Serbia and Romania. Both countries share the power generated by the dam, each maintaining their own power station facility. Renovations and upgrades to the Serbian power station have been ongoing since 2008.
The deterioration in the power station’s concrete structure needed to be repaired with an injection system. The Penetron Hellas team was invited to the Iron Gate I facility in early 2019 by Lever Engineering, the contractor in charge of repairs and renovation, to train the contractor teams how to properly apply PENETRON INJECT. All future repair and waterproofing treatments at the Iron Gate I power station’s concrete structures will be completed with a combination of PENETRON, PENECRETE MORTAR and PENEPLUG. In the most recent phase, PENETRON crystalline material was topically applied to the concrete surfaces in the power plant’s facility building. The plant’s two water reservoirs were first repaired with PENECRETE MORTAR and PENEPLUG, before a final coat of PENETRON slurry is applied. PENECRETE MORTAR and PENEPLUG are also being used for ongoing repairs of the facility’s retaining walls.
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