Power Machines Have Modernized the First Hydroelectric Unit of the RusHydro Votkinsk HPP

Power Machines have modernized hydroelectric unit No. 4, the first of ten Votkinsk HPP units that are to be upgraded within the framework of the RusHydro comprehensive modernization program. 

The works, that lasted for 11 months under the direction of Power Machines specialists, included replacement of the turbine, the generator, the hydraulic power unit ancillary equipment. The automatic control system has likewise been modernized.       

The new turbine and generator manufactured by the Power Machines have improved performance, are extra reliable and environmentally friendly.

We would like to remind you that in 2014, the Power Machines won the tender held by PJSC RusHydro and signed a contract for comprehensive replacement of ten Votkinsk HPP hydroelectric units. Under the contract terms, the Power Machines will manufacture and deliver ten sets of hydraulic power equipment to the Votkinsk HPP. Each set includes an adjustable-blade turbine complete with control system, a hydraulic generator, and the hydroelectric unit ancillary equipment. The contract also provides for supervised installation and precommissioning of the power units.

The modernization will result in a complete replacement of all the Votkinsk HPP power units. New, more effective turbines and generators enable an increase in the power plant capacity and electric energy output.