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On the progress of restoration work at the Sayano-Shushenskaya HPP as of 18.00 hours on 1 September, 2009

The main result of the day was completion of works to remove oil pollution from the water surface of the Yenisei River and the shoreline, a total of 198 cubic metres of oil and 545 cubic metres of emulsion having been collected. Continuous monitoring of the state of the river water has been launched. Processing of the shore line with dispersing emulsion (total 76 Km) has been completed.


Repair and restoration work at the Sayano-Shushenskaya HPP is proceeding according to plan.


Over 1680 people and 48 pieces of equipment are currently involved, round the clock, in restoration work at the Sayano-Shushenskaya HPP.


The inflow of water to the dam of the HPP is 2700 cubic metres per second, and the water is released through the spillway at a rate of 2665 cubic metres per second. The level of the upper pool is 537.45 metres and that of the lower pool is 324.46 metres. The level of the water in the building of the Sayano-Shushenskaya HPP is at the 304.64 mark.


At the Mainskaya HPP, hydro-units 1, 2 and 3, with an aggregate capacity of 200 MW, are in operation, the upper pool level being 323.50 metres and 4 of the spillway gates being opened.


Over the last twenty-four hours, 200 cubic metres (a total of 5851 cubic metres) or metal and ferro-concrete structures have been removed. Inspection of the hydro-engineering structures is continuing.

The teams are allowed access to the work in accordance with the access control system and strict control is being exercised over observance of labour discipline.

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