Ural Turbine Works, the part of the holding company ROTEC, has finished the works on reconstruction of the steam turbine with capacity 38 MW at Ust-Kamenogorsk CHPP in Kazakhstan. All assemblies within the turbine unit have been successfully tested under load.
Turbine P-38 manufactured by Ural Turbine Works has been in operation at Ust-Kamenogorsk CHPP for almost half a century — since 1967, and now became overaged. Engineers from UTW replaced the main assembly of the turbine — high pressure cylinder, including wheel space, rotor and combined journal-and-thrust bearing. Reconstruction performed allows to prolong service life of the turbine by 220,000 hours (which is equal to more than 30 years).
Another, larger scale project, being implemented in Kazakhstan with the participation of Ural turbine-constructing engineers — modernization of the turbine, capacity 100 MW, at Pavlodar CHPP-3, is nearing completion. By now major equipment has already been assembled, and installation of pipelines is now being completed. Commissioning is scheduled for December.
In 2014 two more turbines for Kazakhstan power plants were manufactured by Ural Turbine Works: turbines for Pavlodar CHPP-3 and Petropavlovsk CHPP-2. Turbine unit for Astana CHPP is now in production. Commissioning of these turbines (with capacity from 65 MW to 120 MW) is scheduled for next year.
Overall amount under the contracts with power engineering industry of Kazakhstan will be 1,512 mln. rubles.
“Today, Kazakhstan more actively than other post-Soviet countries performs modernization of its overaged power facilities, which were commissioned in Soviet years. Here we see full awareness that the turbines, which service life has been depleted, are not only ineffective, but also start to endanger the safety, so that upgrading or replacement is required, — said Mikhail Lifshitz, Chairman of the Board of Directors of CJSC Ural Turbine Works.