Engineering firm Sheffield Forgemasters International is to supply components to Russia’s damaged Sayano-Shushenskaya hydropower plant.
The hydro project, located in south-central Siberia, was crippled by an explosion in August 2009 which killed 75 workers.
The Sayano-Shushenskaya project had a capacity of 6,400 MW. RusHydro owns and operates the plant.
England’s Sheffield Forgemasters International (SFIL) will be supplying hydro shafts for three replacement units as reconstruction work gets under way. The shafts, each weighing more than 100 tons, connect the turbine runner to the generator.
Russian equipment supplier JSC Power Machines has agreed to supply 10 turbines, nine generators and six excitation systems to the damaged Sayano-Shushenskaya hydroelectric plant. (HydroWorld 12/1/09)
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