Ural Turbine Works, a subsidiary of ROTEC Holding, received a contract from Kaliningrad Generation LLC to supply 3 steam turbines complete with generators for the construction of a 3-unit coal-fired power plant in the town of Svetlyy in the Kaliningrad region. Delivery is scheduled for Q1 2018. Plant commissioning is scheduled for 2019.
The contract was awarded following a competitive tendering process involving a number of the leading Russian and foreign manufacturers of power equipment. UTW offered the customer one of their latest developments K-65-13,0 turbine. This is a single-cylinder turbine including UTW patented designs and technical solutions. The turbine is intended primarily for operation in the condensing mode to generate electricity. However, additional steam extraction is also available for auxiliary consumption and heating.
The construction of a 195 MW coal-fired TPP in Svetlyy is an activity included in the plan for development of the power grid in the Kaliningrad region. The region plans to launch a total of 4 power plants of 1 GW by 2019. The construction is being conducted by LLC Kaliningrad Generation – a joint venture of JSC Rosneftegaz and PJSC Inter RAO.
"We and Inter RAO are honored to have been involved in a nation-wide mission to ensure energy security of this most Western region of Russia. If the region is driven out of the 'energy ring' uniting the neighboring countries, it will become isolated energetically. Therefore, it is important to increase the region's own generation," said Mikhail Lifshitz, Chairman of the Board of Directors of UTW.Thanks to this contract win Ural Turbine Work will now be able to organize a serial production of new models of steam turbines. Currently, two similar K-65 turbines are being manufactured by the company under Sakhalin GRES-2 construction project.