• Connect With Us:
  • Power Machines to reconstruct historic 83-MW Volkhovskaya

    Russia's Territorial Generation Co. No. 1 (TGC-1) has awarded a contract to Power Machines to reconstruct Unit 1 of the historic 83-MW Volkhovskaya hydroelectric project on the Volkhov River in Russia's Leningrad Oblast.

    Volkhovskaya is the first hydropower plant to be built under the Soviet Union's Electrification State Program (GOELRO) in 1926. Power Machines said the plant is a historical monument of Russian science and engineering.

    Power Machines is to manufacture and supply a turbine and generator, modernize controls and excitation, and implement an automatic process control system using microprocessor control panels. The 9-MW unit is to be increased to 12 MW upon completion in 2008.

    Volkhovskaya has five 9-MW units and three 12-MW units. The 12-MW units were rebuilt in the 1990s.

    Power Machines said it and TGC-1 were studying the possibility of rebuilding the other four 9-MW units. It said they also were studying possible reconstruction of two units of the 99-MW Nizhne-Svirskaya hydroelectric project.

    TGC-1 was registered in 2005 to involve 56 power plants in four regions. Its hydro projects, by region, include:
    o St. Petersburg and Leningrad Oblast: Volkhovskaya; Vuoksinskiye Cascade including 94-MW Lesogorskaya and 70.3-MW Svetogorskaya; and Nizhne-Svirskaya;
    o Karelian Republic: 24-MW Segozierskaya (proposed for commissioning 2013-2015); 86.8-MW Beloporozhskaya (proposed for commissioning 2013-2017: 25.6-MW Kondopozhskaya; several small hydros;
    o Murmanskaya Oblast: Nivskie Cascade including 60-MW Niva 2 and 155.5-MW Niva 3; and Pazskie Cascade including 11.2-MW Kaitakosky and 30.5-MW Yaniskoski.

    Hydro Industry Financials

    Buyers Guide Products

    Technical Services

    NAES develops and offers a full suite of custom...

    Digital Governor Conversions and Retrofit Kits

    Want to Go Digital? Over the last 10 years we h...

    Governor Field Service, Troubleshooting and Calibration

    Our highly-skilled Field Service Engineers know...

    Governor Replacement Parts - New and Factory Reconditioned

    We offer a complete line of brand-new, BETTER-T...

    Governor Training Classes

    From Governor School to Custom On-Site Training...

    Factory Repair Services

    We offer COMPLETE factory repair services for A...

    Most Read Articles

    Recent Comments

    Buyers Guide Companies

    Sauer Compressors USA Inc

    ABB Inc/High Current Systems

    Barr Engineering Co

    JM Power Aggregates Ltd

    Owner, inventor and distributor of an environme...

    IC-Fluid Power Inc

    Founded in 1989 to bring European fluid power t...

    Continuing Education

    Professional Development Hours
    To access a course listing associated to a specific topic listed below, click on the topic of choice from the list below.

    12/01/2013
    Volume 32, Issue 10
    file
    01/01/2014
    Volume 22, Issue 1
    1401hrw-cvr

    Archived Articles

    2006 | 2007 | 2008 | 2009 | 2010 2011 | 2012 | 2013
    Hydro Review Past Issues

    Premium Content AD Promo Space