Hydroelectric Plants in Russia -
Siberian Federal District
Operator: OAO Boguchanskaya GES
Configuration: 9 X 330 MW Francis
T/G supplier: Power Machines Group
EPC: Gidroenergoproekt, Bureyagesstroy
Quick facts: This project is a joint venture of RusHydro and Rusal. A 4-GW plant about 370km donwstream of Ust-Ilim was first specifically promoted in 1947 as part of integrated planning for hydro development on the Angara River. The project was confirmed in 1971 and approved at 3 GW in 1979. Construction got underway in 1980 with scheduled first startup in 1988 and completion in 1992, but the plant was postponed three times from 1993-1995. In 2004, Rusal was made a joint investor with the Russian state and the current development company was formed in Feb 2005. The main dam structure is 2.6km long and reaches 79m in height. The first three units were commissioned in Nov 2012 and Unit-4 in Jan 2013. PMG is building all the T/G sets under constracts worth Rb 6bn. The turbines are 7.86m wide and weigh 15.6t.
Photograph courtesy of OAO Boguchanskaya GES
Configuration: 18 X 250 MW Francis
T/G supplier: LMZ, Elsib
EPC: Hydropower Institute, Nizhneangargasstroy
Quick facts: This giant concrete gravity dam and hydropower plant is on the Angara River. It was the world's largest power plant from 1967-1971. Annual productionis around 23 TWh. The 924m long dam reachs 124.5m in height and is topped by a rail line and highway. Power is evacuated by five 500kV power lines and twenty 220kV lines. Bratsk was authorizied in Sep 1954, site prep began on 21 Dec 1954 and the first T/G set went online in 28 Nov 1961. The last unit went online on 14 Dec 1966 and the power staion was fully commissioned on 8 Sep 1967. The T/G sets have been overhauled and uprated.
Photograph by Aleksey Babushkin (wikimedia)
Krasnoyarsk Photograph courtesy of JSC Krasnoyarsk HPS
Photograph courtesy of JSC Krasnoyarsk HPS
Operator: Norilsk Taimyrenergo
Configuration: 5 X 120 MW Francis
T/G supplier: Tyazhmash, Elsib
EPC: Krasnoyarsk Gidroproekt
Quick facts: The Kureyska hydro plant has a rock and earth dam 1,576m long and reaching a maximum height of 81.5m. The first unit went online in Dec 1987 and the project was acquired from RAO UES iin Jul 2007 for Rb 7.29bn.
Photograph by Alexander Kuptsova
Configuration: 3 X 107 MW Kaplan
T/G supplier: Kharkov, Electrosila
Quick facts: Development of the Mayna power station began in 1979.
Photograph courtesy of Lenhydroprojek
Location: Khakass Republic
Configuration: 10 X 650 MW Francis
T/G supplier: LMZ, Electrosila
Quick facts: This is the largest hydroelectric plant in Russia and one of the 10 largest power stations in the world. Development began in 1960 and construction started in 1968. The concrete arch dam reaches 245.5m in height and is 1,066m long. Average annual production is 23.5 TWh and as much as 70% of the output is delivered to four Rusal smelters in Siberia. On 17 Aug 2009, the facility suffered a catastrophic accident that destroyed Unit-2, badly damaged some of the other machines, and killed 74 people. Repair and reconstruction will cost at least $1.2bn. After initial renovation, a second phase project started with the installation of ten new 640-MW turbines and nine generators all manufactured by PMG. The first new machine was commissioned in Dec 2011 and the rebuild is expected to complete in 2014.< p align="center">Photograph by Aleksey Foris (wikipedia)
Posted 2 Jan 2010
Photograph courtesy of RAO UES
Photograph courtesy of JSC Viluiskaya HPP-3
Data: industcards, Platts UDI World Electric Power Plants Data BaseUpdated 09-Mar-2013