Chelyabinsk State District Power Plant (Russian name abbreviated to ChGRES) has a rich history. It was commissioned in 1930, and the capacity of the first turbine was 24 megawatts (MW).

In 2015-2016 OAO Fortum commissioned two modern combined cycle gas turbine units with the total installed capacity of approximately 500 MW. The company started receiving the capacity payments under the Capacity Supply Agreements (CSA) on December 1, 2015 for Unit 1 and on March 1, 2016 for Unit 2. Design installed capacity of ChGRES is approximately 750 MW. Construction of the third unit with installed capacity of 250 MW is a part of the inefficient capacity upgrade and replacement program.

The main generating equipment is supplied by Alstom, and the new units use natural gas as the fuel. Fuel utilization rate of CHP production with the combined cycle gas turbine units of ChGRES can reach 83%.

With the commissioning of ChGRES Units 1 and 2, Fortum has completed the mandatory investment program in Russia.

Fortum’s Chelyabinsk GRES inaugurated in Russia – multi-year investment programme completed

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OAO Fortum business consists of power and heat generation and sales in Russia. The Company owns eight power plants in the Urals and West Siberia regions. The total installed capacity: 4,440 MW of electricity and 9,920 MW of heat. Fortum investment program aimed at building 2,400 MW of new capacities was finalized in 2016.

Commissioning of the new units nearly doubled the company’s power generation capacity in Russia compared to 2008. Russia Division of Fortum Corporation includes OAO Fortum and a 29.5% holding in OAO TGC-1.

Fortum's vision is to be the forerunner in clean energy. We provide our customers with electricity, heat and cooling as well as other energy solutions that improve present and future life. Already 64% of our electricity generation is CO2-free. Our main markets are the Nordic and the Baltic countries, Russia, Poland and India. In 2015, we employed some 8,000 energy sector professionals.

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ChGRES: facts & figures

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ChGRES site occupies 252,000 square meters and includes 93 facilities. Total length of all plant pipelines is over 10,000 kilometers.


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