Today a ceremony was held, dedicated to the commissioning of two state-of-the-art combined cycle gas turbine units at CHPP-20 in Moscow and the Serov SDPP in the Sverdlovsk Region.
Taking part in the event were Alexander Novak, Russian Minister of Energy, Alexey Miller, Chairman of the Gazprom Management Committee as well as heads of the Company's structural units and subsidiaries. The meeting connected to CHPP-20 and the Serov SDPP via teleconference.
Russian President Vladimir Putin gave the command to launch the turbine units via video call.
The construction projects for the combined cycle gas turbine units (CCGT-420) at CHPP-20 of Mosenergo and the Serov SDPP of OGK-2 were implemented using the same equipment (gas and steam turbines manufactured by Siemens, exhaust heat boilers – by Power Machines). The installed electric capacity of each turbine unit is 420 MW, efficiency is about 58 per cent.
Commissioning the new turbine units will contribute to higher reliability of energy supply to consumers in Moscow and the Serovo-Bogoslovsky energy hub as well as better environmental performance of the power plants.
“Today for the first time in the history of Gazprom two new combined cycle gas turbine units with an aggregate capacity of 840 MW have been commissioned at once. All in all, since entering the power industry in 2007 Gazprom commissioned some 7 GW of new capacities so far.
The commissioning of CCGT-420 in Moscow marks the completion of the Mosenergo investment program under the capacity supply agreements. Overall, seven cutting-edge combined cycle gas turbine units with an aggregate capacity of 2.9 GW (more than 21 per cent of the company's total installed capacity) were built at Mosenergo power plants. Over the period of operation, combined cycle gas turbine units proved their production and economic efficiency, making it possible to save natural gas and significantly reduce air emissions,” said Alexey Miller.