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JSC RusHydro continues paying out compensation to victims of the accident

JSC RusHydro is continuing to pay out compensation to the families of the deceased and the missing and to those injured in the accident at the Sayano-Shushenskaya HPP on 17 August, 2009.


As of 7 September, 2009, 78 703 328 roubles have been paid out:


  • 2 384 950 roubles  - to 70 families of the deceased for funeral expenses (a payment of 38 170 roubles to each family);
  • 4 318 378 roubles  - to 75 families of the deceased and the missing in the amount of double the monthly salary of the deceased or missing worker. 
  • 72 000 000 roubles  - to 72 families of the deceased and the missing (a payment of 1 000 000 roubles to each family)


In addition, in accordance with the provisions of the collective bargaining agreement of Sayano-Shushenskiy Gydroenergoremont, a lump-sum payment of material assistance in the amount of the annual salary of a deceased worker of Sayano-Shushenskiy Gydroenergoremont for each non-able-bodied member of the deceased's family has been paid to 23 families to a total of 11 539 361 roubles.


Moreover, JSC RusHydro is in the process of purchasing 16 apartments for families of the deceased in which there are underage or disabled children or pregnant spouses of the deceased or missing workers.  The company has already handed over the keys to two two-room apartments to their new owners and two more are in the paperwork stages.  Other families have already chosen their future homes.


Work is continuing with banks to pay off any credits that had been granted to the deceased and their relatives.  Within the scope of social support for parents of the deceased and missing, non-government pensions are envisaged in the amount of 1000 roubles a month for a period of five years.  Relevant documents are currently being executed with Non-State Pension Fund of the Electric Power Industry.


Work is in progress to find jobs for family members of deceased and missing workers: 23 people have applied to the JSC RusHydro Social Assistance Centre for help in this; 5 have already been found jobs for and agreement on employment achieved with respect to another 9 candidates.  Psychological assistance has been rendered to 118 adults and 44 children.  Within the scope of training of teachers and psychologists for working with children who had survived a psychological trauma, 43 pedagogues and 29 psychologists have already undergone the relevant training.


The accident at the Sayano-Shushenskaya HPP occurred on 17 August, 2009.  At the time of the accident, 9 of the Sayano-Shushenskaya HPP turbines were in operation (hydro-turbine No. 6 was in reserve).  The total active capacity of the turbines amounted to 4400 MW.  As a result, turbines 2, 7 and 9 had been destroyed, turbines 1, 3, 4 and 10 seriously damaged, and hydro-turbines 5 and 8 slightly damaged.  Turbine 6 is in a satisfactory condition.  No damage was caused to the body of the dam or the spillways. So far, search and rescue work at the power station has been completed and restoration of the power station initiated.  Approximately 40 billion roubles will be required for the restoration work.

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