view of the dam
Country: Built (year): Output (kw):
FYR Macedonia 1935 (original power plant) 2 x 5 000
Head (m): Capacity (m3/s): Completation (year):
28 2 x 20 2008 (new power plant)
view of the dam
view of the gorge, dam and old powerhouse
site of the new powerhouse
spiral cases installation
construction works - new power house
new generators
new Matka powerhouse


Project review

The new HPP Matka represents the most demanding part of the BOT (Build-Operate-Transfer) project in FYR Macedonia. The original Matka HPP was the first hydropower plant in FYR Macedonia. It was originally commissioned in 1935. It is the last step of the Treska River cascade.

The target of the project was a construction of a completely new hydropower plant next to the existing power plant. Magnificent output of 10 MW is carried out by new Kaplan turbines with capacity of 2x 20 m3/s.

Construction value of the HPP Matka, which was over 10 million EUR, makes it one of the biggest hydro power plants built in Southeast Europe in recent years.

Provided services

Complex research of the site, study and design works carried out by Hydropol showed the best techno-economical option: building of a new power house instead of rehabilitation of the original one.

Hydropol was also responsible for a turnkey supply of electromechanical equipment, civil works, legal framework, full project management, and quality supervision.