Russian firm replaces warning system at 220-MW Miatly

JSC Regional Power Generation Co. of Dagestan (Dagenergo) reports the replacement of central warning system equipment is complete at the 220-MW Miatly hydroelectric project on the Sulak River in Russia’s Dagestan Republic.

Dagenergo said contractor JSC Uliyanovsk Equipment Design Office replaced equipment in operation since the station commissioning in 1986 with new warning system equipment based on Siemens controls. The utility said the work cost 1.16 million rubles (US$43,615).

Warning systems for generating Unit 1 were replaced in April during unit repairs. Unit 2 systems were replaced in September during work on that unit.

Miatly is in the Sulak hydropower cascade between the 1,000-MW Chirkey and the 72-MW Chirurt projects. (HNN 8/30/06)

Equipment, intake repairs near completion at 480-kW Kurush

Dagenergo reported major repair of equipment and the water intake is nearly complete at the 480-kW Kurush hydropower project at Tekipirkent in Dagestan’s Dokuzpari Region.

The utility said its technicians rebuilt the dam and are cleaning the reservoir of sediment. Dagenergo said two new Voith Siemens 240-kW turbine-generators were installed, replacing original equipment.

Kurush was placed in service in 1951 and was previously rehabilitated in 1986.

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