The ceremonious start of the Nizhne-Bureyskaya HPP, the basic equipment for which was manufactured and delivered by Power Machines, took place in the Amur Region. The start was ushered in by Vladimir Putin, the President of the Russian Federation.
Nikolai Shulginov, Chairman of the Management Board - General Director of PJSC RusHydro, reported to the President that the Nizhne-Bureyskaya HPP was ready for start. He stated that the first hydraulic power units had passed the whole sequence of necessary tests.
The start of the Nizhne-Bureyskaya HPP is a landmark event in the history of hydropower engineering of modern Russia. Unlike other power plants built or designed during the Soviet era, the Nizhne-Bureyskaya HPP is an absolutely new Russian project implemented using modern technologies.
The contract for the delivery of four 80 MW hydraulic power units for the Nizhne-Bureyskaya HPP was signed by the Nizhne-Bureyskaya HPP Company (an affiliate of PJSC RusHydro) and Power Machines in September 2013.
Under the contract terms and conditions, Power Machines' scope of obligations included: design, manufacture, delivery, supervised assembly and installation of four hydraulic power unit equipment kits, each including an adjustable blade turbine complete with an automatic control system, a hydraulic generator with a field system and power unit auxiliary equipment.
Among the project features is an eco-friendly hydraulic turbine wheel. The design of the adjustable blade wheel excludes the possibility of oil leaks into river water.