Power Machines tested turbine for Sipat TPP, India

OJSC ‘Power Machines’ has successfully carried out in the presence of the Customer steam tests of the 660 MW turbine for the first power unit of Sipat TPP (India) being under construction.

This is the first turbine of that capacity in the Russian steam turbine manufacturing designed for supercritical parameters. Power Machines design answers the main power generation development tendency – constant increase of turbine power efficiency by means of initial steam parameters rise and steam turbine modernization. Design of the turbine developed for Sipat TPP, improved blocks and regulating system allowed to achieve during the tests parameters and characteristics strictly in accordance with the contract requirements.

The contract for the‘turn-key’ construction of three machinery halls of Sipat TPP with steam-turbine units of 660 MW each was signed between Power Machines and Indian State National Power Corporation in May 2004.

In the terms of the contract Power Machines will carry out design, manufacture, supply, assembling and commissioning of the main equipment of three power units. Each power unit equipment set includes turbine, turbogenerator, turbine drive to the supply pump produced by Kaluga Turbine Works, as well as auxiliary equipment within the scope of machinery hall.

Power units with equipment for precritical steam parameters with capacity of 500 MW manufactured by Indian State company BHEL among others were constructed in India previously.

Commissioning of Sipat TPP will considerably improve power generation resources supply and will contribute to the upturn of social and ecological life conditions in India.

The equipment for the second and the third power units of the station is under construction nowadays. Besides that, Power Machines is manufacturing equipment for Barkh TPP being under construction in India according to a similar contract for the ‘turn-key’ construction of three power units with equipment for supercritical parameters with capacity of 660 MW each.