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18 June 2015

Russian Power Machines makes high-speed turbine for Belarusian nuclear power plant

MINSK, 18 June (BelTA) – The Russian company Power Machines has made and tested a high-speed turbine with the output capacity of 1,200MW. The turbine was made for the first power-generating unit of the Belarusian nuclear power plant, representatives of the company told BelTA.

In accordance with the terms of the contract OAO Power Machines will make and deliver to Belarus two sets of turbine plants, including high-speed 1,200MW steam turbines, condensers and equipment for auxiliary systems of the turbine plant as well as two packaged 1,200MW turbine-type generators with equipment for auxiliary systems. Specialists of the Russian company will also provide installation supervision.

The Belarusian nuclear power plant is a project to build an AES-2006 type nuclear power plant 18km away from Ostrovets, Grodno Oblast. The Belarusian nuclear power plant will have two power-generating units with the total output capacity of up to 2,400MW (2x1,200MW). In line with the general contract for building the nuclear power plant the first power-generating unit is scheduled for commissioning in 2018, with the second one to go online in 2020.

The Russian company Power Machines has been designing and making high-tech equipment for nuclear power plants for over 40 years. At present Power Machines is the only Russian company that can supply a full set of primary thermal and mechanical equipment for the turbine island of nuclear power plants.