The FINANCIAL — Saint Petersburg hosted celebrations devoted to commissioning of a new CCGT-450 combined cycle gas turbine unit at the Pravoberezhnaya CHPP.
Taking part in the events were Alexey Miller, Chairman of the Gazprom Management Committee, Georgy Poltavchenko, Governor of Saint Petersburg, Kirill Seleznev, Member of the Gazprom Management Committee, Denis Fyodorov, Director General of Gazprom Energoholding and Andrey Filippov, Director General of TGC-1 .CCGT-450 of the Pravoberezhnaya CHPP is the third large-scale project for building state-of-the-art combined cycle gas turbine units implemented by Gazprom over the recent years in Saint Petersburg.
Commissioning of the new gas turbine unit at the Pravoberezhnaya CHPP considerably increased the reliability and quality of heat supplies to the city's southeast and secured electricity and heat reserves for future demands of the adjacent areas under development. As Gazprom reported, besides, the new gas turbine unit reduces the load on substations of the 'energy ring', thus increasing the reliability of the city power network.
“Today's event is the manifestation of another considerable contribution made by Gazprom to the development of Saint Petersburg power infrastructure. This work provides for state-of-the-art technologies adoption which allow improving power and heat generation along with mitigating environmental impacts. It should be mentioned that the new gas turbine unit has been constructed using the equipment of domestic mechanical engineers, including that manufactured at Saint Petersburg production facilities.
Gazprom has confirmed its status of the most reliable investor into the Russian power industry again: on commissioning the CCGT-450 gas turbine unit at the Pravoberezhnaya CHPP, we have already fulfilled half of the obligations on new capacities commissioning, which our Company assumed when engaging in the power industry,” Alexey Miller stressed.