Power Machines flies giant turbine to Russia’s 2,000-MW Bureyskaya

OJSC Power Machines trucked the giant runner of a 335-MW hydropower turbine through the nighttime streets of St. Petersburg last week, avoiding daytime traffic, to Pulkovo Airport.

There the unit was loaded on a Polyot Airlines An-124 Ruslan cargo plane for delivery to the 2,000-MW Bureyskaya hydroelectric project in Russia’s Amurskaya Region.

Polyot, which specializes in hauling large and heavy cargoes, partnered with Power Machines to carry the unit, the fifth of six to be delivered to Bureyskaya, being built on the Amur River in Russia’s Far East. (HNN 8/9/06) Power Machines also is supplying generators for the project.

Four units currently are in operation. The fifth is expected to be commissioned in June. The turbine for the sixth unit is being manufactured, while the sixth generator is being shipped, Power Machines said.

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