Grozny (Chechen Republic), December 20 - Neftegaz.RU. A commissioning ceremony for Power Unit №1 of the Grozny Thermal Power Plant (TPP) took place on December 19th, Gazprom reported.
Taking part in the event were Valery Golubev, Deputy Chairman of Gazprom, Alexander Matovnikov, Presidential Plenipotentiary Envoy to the North Caucasus Federal District, Ramzan Kadyrov, Head of the Chechen Republic, Denis Fyodorov, Director General of Gazprom Energoholding, and representatives of the regional authorities, subsidiaries of Gazprom Energoholding, as well as design and contracting organizations.
With Power Unit № 1 up and running, the 1st of 2 stages in the construction of the Grozny TPP is now completed. The newly operational facility, which has a capacity of some 180 MW, consists of a gas turbine unit based on a gas turbine and a generator produced by Siemens.
The construction process made wide use of Russian technological systems and equipment, including automation and relay protection systems, switchgear, gas treatment equipment, dry fan cooling towers, and exhaust stacks with an emission monitoring system. The facility uses natural gas, the cleanest of fossil fuels, as its primary fuel.
During the 2nd stage, Power Unit № 2, which will have similar performance characteristics and equipment, will be built and brought into operation. The aggregate installed capacity of the TPP will thus reach its design value of approximately 360 MW.
«Up until now, there have been no high-performance power plants in the region. Power Unit No. 1 of the Grozny TPP will meet a considerable share of the Chechen Republic’s electricity needs. As soon as the second power unit comes onstream next year, the TPP’s production rate will double and reach approximately 360 MW. As a result, the power plant will be able to produce more electricity than the amount consumed in the region throughout 2017» said Valery Golubev.
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