Ural Turbine Works has entered into a contract for upgrading an R-38 steam turbine for “AES Ust-Kamenogorskaya CHP” LLC (Kazakhstan).
The upgrading encompasses complete replacement of the high pressure cylinder including the steam section, installation of metal temperature sensors, retrofitted valves and new turbine sheathing.
According to the contract, UTW will deliver the new components to Kazakhstan by next July.
“Our strategic objective is increasing the share of services in total revenue of UTW,” noted Igor Sorochan, UTW Director General. “That’s why we have been consistently expanding the scope of steam turbine retrofitting services.”
Altogether, Ust-Kamenogorskaya CHP purchased four steam turbines manufactured by UTW. In 2012, Ural Turbine Works upgraded the steam turbine T-100 having increased its capacity and service life.
Turbine P-38 commissioned 46 years ago has exhausted its service life. Retrofitting of the turbine will not only enhance its reliability and maneuverability but will also improve the technical and economic performance.
UTW has been actively building up its presence at the Kazakhstani market. Last year it entered into a memorandum on cooperation with Central Asian Electric Power Corporation (Kazakhstan) for the purpose of supplying four new and upgrading three existing steam turbines at two electric power stations – Petropavlovskaya CHP-2 and Pavlodarskaya CHP-3. The cost of the equipment under to the signed memorandum was about 120 million USD.