23 April 2014 year Power generating unit 8 equipped with a UTW steam turbine is put in operation at Barnaul TPP-2.

This is the first investment project of this scale in the Altai power industry in the recent decades.

Ural Turbine Works supply T-65-130-2M turbines (maximum capacity: 65MW) for the two Barnaul TPP-2 power generating units (Siberian Generating Company LLC). The commissioned power generating unit is the first stage of plant modernization. The second steam turbine will be put in operation at power generating unit 9 in January 2015. The start-up of two turbines will increase plant capacity by 30%.

The new equipment will increase plant reliability, increase the power reserve of the entire regional power system, and reduce fuel consumption per unit of supplied energy. The environmental situation in Barnaul will be improved due to a significant reduction of harmful emissions. For example, sulfur and nitrogen oxide emissions will be made more than two times less, and ash emissions eight times less.

In addition, the commissioning of power generating 8 alone has created 400 jobs. Contractors were involved in project implementation and a series of new service businesses were established.

T-60/65-130-2M steam turbines are installed instead of overaged T-55-130 turbines manufactured by Ural Turbine Works, too. These machines have proven themselves to be reliable over many years of operation at TPPs in Russia and CIS countries.

The new two-cylinder T-65-130-2M turbines use modern components and modified elements increasing the technical and economic performance and turbine plant throughput. The electrical load of the new turbine generator will be 65MW (the installed capacity of the old decommissioned equipment was 55MW). This will enable additionally generating about 320 million KWh of electric power per year for the needs of the Altai Territory.

The old foundations and existing infrastructure were extensively used during installation of the new equipment to reduce the work completion time and cost. The seismic characteristics of the region were taken into account, and the equipment will operate without failures in case of earthquakes.

T-65-130-2M turbines are a popular UTW model. The turbines of this model were installed at Novo-Ryazanskaya and Pavlodar TTPs, Kazakhstan, in the recent years.

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