Power Machines to modernize a power station in Greece

Power Machines in a consortium with Siemens signed a contract to modernize two power units with capacity of 300 MW each at the ‘Agios Dimitrios’ TPP in Greece.

The Power Public Corporation of Greece is the project customer. With the contract’s total price of 42 million euros, Power Machines will do work worth more than 22 million euros.

Turbines and generators installed at the ‘Agios Dimitrios’ TPP were manufactured at the branches of Power Machines: Leningradsky Metallichesky zavod and Electrosila, and supplied by the company in the early 1980s.

According to the project Power Machines will modernize medium and low pressure cylinders of two turbines, auxiliary power units equipment, deliver together with Energico OY, Finland, waste-heat recovery systems of combustion gases and will carry out dismantling of the outdated equipment and assembly of the new equipment together with OJSC “Tsentroenergomontazh” (Republic of Belarus).

Siemens will modernize generators’ equipment, regulating systems and turbines high pressure cylinders.

Equipment supply for modernization of the first power unit is to start in July 2007 and for the second power unit – in December 2007. In terms of the contract the commissioning of the updated power station shall take place in spring 2008.

The project of upgrading two power units with capacity of 300 MW each will help Power Machines receive preferences for similar work in the European Union, which sets increased requirements for market operators and their expertise.

Nowadays Power Machines is carrying out projects of modernizing 300 MW steam turbines in Russia, CIS-countries, in particular at Konakovskaya HPP, Kostromskaya HPP and Lukomlskaya HPP (The Republic of Belarus).

This is not the first project for Power Machines in Greece recently. The company supplied generators for diesel power plants on the island of Kos (two power units of 16,5 MW each), on the island of Paros (one 11,2 MW power unit) and on the island of Khios (one 14,5 MW power unit). Besides Power Machines are planning to take part in the next tender for supply of 6 generators of 20 MW each for a diesel power plant on the Greek island of Rhodes.