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September 16, 2010

Power Machines will renovate the Zhigulevskaya HPP

JSC RusHydro and OJSC Power Machines signed a contract for manufacturing and supplying equipment to renovate nine hydro-power units at the RusHydro's Zhigulevskaya HPP.

In accordance with contract terms, Power Machines will design, manufacture and supply the hydro-power plant with nine hydro-power units, each with a power rating of 129 MW, as well as equipment for partially replacing major units of the functional hydro-power turbine generators at the Zhigulevskaya HPP.

Within the framework of the contract, specialists from Power Machines will also render services for installation supervision and will participate in start-up work for commissioning supplied equipment.

Installation of new hydro-power units with a power rating of 129 MW per unit will allow for the increase, proceeding from the performance coefficient of the hydro-power generator, of the power rating of each hydro-power generator with a rated head by 10.5 MW (from 115 MW to 125.5 ╠MW). Following equipment renovation at the Zhigulevskaya HPP, which will be carried out jointly by JSC RusHydro and Power Machines, the aggregate capacity of the hydro-power plant will increase 94.5 MW.

The launch of the first renovated hydro-power unit at the Zhigulevskaya HPP is planned for 2013; the final unit launch is scheduled for the end of 2016. The value of the contract is 11.5 billion rubles (including VAT).

The contract was concluded to implement a medium-term program for the technical upgrade and renovation of the Zhigulevskaya HPP, a  RusHydro branch, from 2011-2015. The contract allows for the acceleration of power plant reconstruction.

The contract concluded between Power Machines and JSC RusHydro is in line with successful corporate cooperation aimed at developing the Russian domestic hydro-power industry. At present, the following joint projects involving cooperation between hydro-power industry specialists and mechanical engineers are being carried out:  the Sayano-Shushenskaya HPP restoration, the Boguchanskaya HPP and the Zagorskaya PSHPP-2 construction, turnkey reconstruction of four hydro-power units at the Volzhskaya HPP, as well as renovation of two hydro-power units at the Saratovskaya HPP.




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