Russian equipment supplier Power Machines has received a contract to supply two turbines to the 360-MW Kambarata 2 hydroelectric project on Kyrgyzstan’s Naryn River.
Power Machines reported September 23 it signed a contract with engineering-procurement-construction contractor JSC Naryngidroenergostroy.
The Russian firm is supplying two radial axial runners for 96 tones each. The first is to ship in November, followed by the second in 2009.
In the 1980s and early 1990s, a Power Machines unit, Leningradsky Metallichesky Zavod (LMZ), designed and manufactured two sets of hydraulic equipment for Kambarata 2, including the runners. However, upon breakup of the Soviet Union, financing and construction of the project stopped, with all the LMZ equipment shipped but the runners.
Power Machines said the runners had been stored in an LMZ warehouse and are ready to be shipped to Kyrgyzstan. Commissioning of the first unit is planned for the end of 2009.
Construction of Kambarata (or Kambaratinskaya) 2, stalled since the breakup of the Soviet Union, resumed in January. It is part of a chain of hydropower plants on the Naryn. Its annual generation is expected to total between 1.05 billion and 1.148 billion kWh.
Electricite de France and PricewaterhouseCoopers of the United States were declared winning bidders in January for an investment study of the completion of Kambarata 2 and 1,900-MW Kambarata 1. (HNN 1/4/08) Development partners are OJSC Elektricheskiye Stantsii of Kyrgyzstan and JSC KazKuat of Kazakhstan.