Leningradsky Metallichesky Zavod (JSC Power Machines affiliate) manufactured and completed the shipment of the guide vane for hydraulic unit No. 8 of the Votkinskaya HPP.
The equipment was manufactured under an agreement for the comprehensive replacement of ten hydropower units (HPU) at the Votkinskaya HPP. According to the contract, Power Machines will manufacture and supply ten sets of hydro-power equipment to Votkinskaya HPP. Each set includes an adjustable-blade turbine complete with the governing system, a hydrogenerator, as well as auxiliary equipment of the hydropower unit. The Contract also provides for erection, installation supervision, and commissioning works.
The new equipment of Power Machines has gotten improved technical and power characteristics and is also more reliable. The turbine impellers have an environmentally friendly design with oil-free bushings that prevent oil from entering the water.
The first hydropower unit was replaced in 2017. Later, new hydropower units were commissioned annually and by this date, five out of ten units have already been renewed.
After the work is completed, the plant's capacity will increase to 1150 MW, which is 13% higher than before the start of the modernization program.