A new power unit with equipment from Power Machines put into service at Kirovskaya TPP-3

A new 230 MW combined-cycle power plant (CCPP) with a gas turbine, manufactured and supplied by Power Machines, was launched at Kirovskaya TPP-3 on 31 July.

The contract to supply a set of equipment for the new power unit, being built at Kirovskaya TPP-3 under IES-Holding’s investment programme, was signed with TGC-5 OJSC in 2010.

In performing the contract, Power Machines supplied gas turbine equipment (GTE) consisting of a GTE-160 gas turbine, 180 MW generator, excitation system complete with a thyristor starting device, automatic gas turbine control system, air filter, and auxiliary equipment for the gas turbine plant.

Taganrog Boiler-Making Plant Krasny Kotelshchik, part of Power Machines, manufactured and supplied a waste heat boiler, fitted with two-pressure circuits to ensure necessary steam parameters in any operating conditions of the gas turbine.

Apart from manufacturing and supplying the equipment, Power Machines provided installation supervision services and training to the customer’s personnel, and also participated in the individual testing and comprehensive validation of the power unit, followed by warranty testing.

The startup of the new power unit at Kirovskaya TPP-3 is a continuation of the successful cooperation between Power Machines and IES-Holding. New power units fitted with similar equipment, which was also manufactured and supplied by Power Machines, were put into service at Permskaya TPP-9 (TGC-9 OJSC), Izhevskaya TPP-1 (TGC-5 OJSC) and Vladimirskaya TPP-2 (TGC-6 OJSC) this year.