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ELSIB has shipped the large units of hydrogenerator to Irkutsk HPP

In March, the ELSIB plant has shipped to Irkutsk HPP the rotor shaft of the third next hydrogenerator. The unit of 9 m length and 96 t weight was successfully delivered and accepted by customer. The delivery was done on special eight-axle railway carrier.

The process of installation of bush onto shaft was done by a method of hot setting with a tension. A shaft using a rig was inserted by crane into heated bush of the frame. After cooling down, the bush with shaft became as an integral unit.

For today, to Irkutsk HPP, there were delivered the main units of hydrogenerator No.3. On the station, with maximum velocity, an erection of hydraulic plant is being done.

ELSIB has shipped the large units of hydrogenerator to Irkutsk HPP

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Within a program of complex updating of Siberian hydraulic power plants En+Group “New energy”, ELSIB has delivered two hydrogenerators to Irkutsk HPP that were successfully commissioned in November of 2020 and December of 2021. A commission of the third generator is scheduled for an end of November of 2022. Now, at initial step, it is a production of the units and parts of the fourth hydrogenerator.

ELSIB supplies the hydrogenerators of CB-1160/162-68 УХЛ4 type to Irkutsk HPP instead of the machines of own production that have been operating with the station already over 60 years. The hydrogenerators supplied for Irkutsk HPP in 1956 – these are the first hydrogenerators in the plant’s history – the significant and historically important stage on a development of hydrogenerator building on the enterprise.

The replacement of four hydraulic plants of eight ones on Irkutsk HPP will allow to generate additionally up to 200 mln. kW·h as well as increase a safety and reliability of station operation.

ELSIB has shipped the large units of hydrogenerator to Irkutsk HPP

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