E.ON Russia Holds Commissioning Ceremony for 800 MW Generating Unit
The event was attended by the Krasnoyarsk krai Governor Viktor Tolokonsky, E.ON Management Board members Klaus Schaefer and Karl-Heinz Feldmann, E.ON Russia CEO Maxim Shirokov and Berezovskaya GRES Director Vladimir Borisov.
"Russia is E.ON's key partner, with which we are linked by years of fruitful cooperation. E.ON SE has performed in full its obligations to the Russian Federation by commissioning 2,400 MW of new capacities in Moscow Region, Khanty-Mansi Autonomous District, Perm and Krasnoyarsk territories. We intend to further strengthen and promote our long-term relations with Russia," Klaus Schaefer said.
"Completion of the third power unit at Berezovskaya GRES is a very important event not only for E.ON Russia and Siberian region, but also for the national power system as a whole. Such large-scale projects in Russia's heat power industry have not been implemented in the last quarter-century. It is most unlikely that a coal-fired generating unit of comparable capacity will be built in the country in the years to come. The specialists engaged in the new construction at Berezovskaya GRES gained unique experience. Many thanks to each of them," E.ON Russia CEO Maxim Shirokov said.
In May 2011, E.ON Russia launched the final stage of its investment program - the construction of the third 800 MW power unit at Berezovskaya GRES and commissioned the project in 2015.
The new unit of Berezovskaya GRES is unique. It was developed by Russian design engineers, so most of the equipment was manufactured domestically. The upgraded steam turbine of the third unit, manufactured by JSC LMZ (Saint Petersburg), was equipped with an automatic frequency and power control system. The improved steam coal-fired utility boiler manufactured by ZiO (Podolsk) is fitted with an advanced heating surface cleaning complex. The unit is also equipped with a state-of-the-art automatic process control system.
The commissioned third generating unit increased the installed capacity of Berezovskaya GRES to 2,400 MW and that of E.ON Russia JSC - to 11.1 GW, which is 30% more it was than before the launch of the company's investment programme.