07.09.2009
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The Nizhegorodskaya HPP organises supplies of structures from the town of Semyonov for the Sayano-Shushenskaya HPP

The first two vehicles with parts of assembly structures for restoring the turbine room of the Sayano-Shushenskaya HPP have left the town of Semyonov (Nizhniy Novgorod Region) for Khakassia.  The trucks, with their 40-tonne load, are in their second day en route and have already reached Perm, over a thousand Kilometres from Semyonov.  A special escort has been arranged for the column for the entire journey.

 

It has been decided to restore the turbine room roof destroyed by the accident at the hydro-electric power station according to the initial design, using the same technology and materials.  For precisely this reason, the order to manufacture the metal casing for the turbine room of the HPP was placed with the firm ViSta - the leading enterprise producing space frames of the MArchI type, the production facility being located in the town of Semyonov.  Over 30 years ago, this enterprise produced the structures for construction of the Sayano-Shushenskaya HPP, and later for the Bureyskaya HPP.

 

The load should reach the village of Cheryomushki, where the hydro-electric power station that suffered the accident is located, as soon as possible, in order to speed up launch of work on installing the structures.  Restoration of the roof of the HPP turbine room must be completed before the winter sets in.  During preparations for the winter season, creation of the thermal contour of the turbine room is also under way and it is planned to complete it by 11 November, 2009.

 

Over 2020 people and 43 pieces of equipment are currently engaged in the repair and restoration of the power station. 

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