Power Machines ships last unit to Russia’s 2,000-MW Bureyskaya

OJSC Power Machines has completed manufacturing and delivery of the sixth and final 335-MW turbine to the 2,000-MW Bureyskaya hydroelectric project in Russia’s Amurskaya Region.

The manufacturer said the 102-ton unit was trucked through the nighttime streets of St. Petersburg to Pulkovo Airport July 31, where it was loaded on a Polyot Airlines An-124 Ruslan cargo plane for shipment. Power Machines, which also supplied the projects’ generators, said the last generator already is being installed at the site on the Amur River in Russia’s Far East.

Power Machines said a ceremonial commissioning of the sixth unit is scheduled for October.

Bureyskaya’s fifth unit went on line June 26. At that time, Chief Executive Anatoly Chubais of Russian utility Unified Energy Systems said the sixth unit should be completed by the end of the year. The completion date was moved up to 2008 from an original 2009 date. (HNN 6/29/07)

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