On December 16, 2014 at Kirov CHPP-4 was held an official start-up ceremony of a new turbine with power capacity of 120 MW. Turbine Т-120/130-130-8МО was manufactured by Ural Turbine Works CJSC (part of Industrial Holding ROTEC). The start-up ceremony was attended by Nikita Belykh, Governor of the Kirov region, Alexei Ivonin, Chairman of the Legislative Assembly of the Kirov region, Vladimir Bykov, Head of the city of Kirov, and Boris Vainzikher, Director general of CES Holding.
Within the project of CES Holding for modernization of Kirov CHPP-4, Ural Turbine Works supplied two turbines of capacities 120 MW and 65 MW (the last one was put into operation in April of the present year). Such a grand-scale modernization of CHPP-4 will allow increasing of plant's capacity up to 345 MW along with reduction of Kirov electric power system deficiency and, which is also important, improvement of reliability of power supply to the consumers. Thus, the new turbine of capacity 120 MW will additionally provide electricity to 2500 residential buildings and 700 social facilities, and heat — to more than 200 apartment buildings.
Turbine Т-120/130-130-8МО — is a serial product of UTW, which proved its reputation at many power plants. Only in current year the turbines of this modification of was supplied to Ulaanbaatar CHPP-4 (Mongolia), Astana CHPP-2 (Kazakhstan) and Abakan CHPP.It's worth mentioning that another turbine by UTW was put into operation in the Kirov region in this year: In June at Kirov CHPP-3 a modern combined cycle gas turbine unit was put into operation, which included steam turbine T-63/76-8,8.