The second unit of Nyagan GRES has passed comprehensive and certification tests. The unit is part of a state-of-the-art combined-cycle power plant inaugurated in the Western Siberia.
During the testing period, the second unit operated 72 hours at the average available capacity of 421 megawatts. After the comprehensive test, the power plant began certification test to confirm the unit's technical parameters. Certification was passed successfully. Fortum plans to start the commercial operation of the second unit and start selling its capacity before the end of 2013.
When completed, Nyagan GRES power plant will consist of three combine-cycle units utilising energy-efficient gas turbine technology. The first unit of the power plant has been in commercial operation since March 2013. Unit 3 is planned to be commissioned at the end of 2014.
Nyagan power plant is part of Fortum's ongoing EUR 2.5 billion investment programme in Russia which is covered by the Russian government's Capacity Supply Agreement. It is one of the largest of its kind in Russian thermal power generation. The programme consists of eight gas-fired units, four of which have already been commissioned. The remaining four units account for the biggest share of capacity in the programme.