The specialists of PJSC «Quadra — Power Generation» have held a trial launch of the second gas turbine of the new energy unit at the Alexin HPP at dry run rotations, which equal 1,500 rotations per minute.
«In the nearest time, we plan to hold firing of both turbines each after each and check readiness of the energy unit for comprehensive testing,» Denis Ulanov, deputy general director for capital construction of PJSC «Quadra — Power Generation» said today during the site meeting devoted to the construction of GSU-115 MW (gas steam unit) of the Alexin HPP.
Today the company is also engaged in the preparation of auxiliary systems of the new energy unit for operation; start-up and adjustment nears completion in respect of gas booster plants, compressor plants of instrumental air and ventilation cooling tower. Individual testing of the equipment of the water-conditioning plant is held.
The project for the construction of GSU-115 MW (gas steam unit) is included in the investment program of PJSC «Quadra — Power Generation» and is implemented within the framework of the capacity supply agreements (CSAs). After the project completion, the installed electric capacity of the Alexin HPP will grow by 115 MW and equal 177 MW, installed thermal capacity will increase by 90 Gcal/h and equal 240 Gcal/h. Thanks to commissioning of GSU-115 MW, the Alexin HPP will generate nearby 890 mln. kWh of electricity per year.