11 Something More About The Ekibastuz GRES-1

Something More About The Ekibastuz GRES-1

Posted on May 3, 2011 by team

We’ve already touched upon the subject of the heat power stations in Kazakhstan. Let’s revisit it and get some other information.

The length of the machine hall is 500 metres, width-130, height-64 metres.

The plant has 8 power units, but in 1997 the first ones stopped operation because the produced electricity became unnecessary.

The substation ORU is located on the territory of the Ekibastuz GRES-1 and it is one of the biggest in Kazakhstan.

In 2005 the full-scale automatic system of the technical control was introduced in all power units and the modernisation of the automatic system of the turbounits control was also held.

Turbounit №5.  Turbogenerators TVV-500-2 with hydrogen and water cooling systems are used in the plant.

The firefighting system.

The weight of the 7th power unit is 340 tons.


Polish steam boilers P-57-3M.

The height of each boiler is 40 metres and every boiler has a lift.



via victorprofessor

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11 Responses to “Something More About The Ekibastuz GRES-1”

  1. Dixieland says:

    It appears I am the first to comment.

    Good day.

  2. testicules says:


    Isn’t this Borats’ country?

  3. zjoske says:

    borat? no boring!

  4. Musa says:

    I had no idea they had electricity to begin with. Good for them. ;)

  5. Scott says:

    Is this a Geo-thermal energy plant ?

    • Scott says:

      Nope – sorry for being lazy, a little more research and I discover for myself that it is coal-fired.

  6. marxistworker says:

    Kazakh plant. Russian technology. Polish boilers. Electricity courtesy of the Industrial Revolution.

    • Papa Karlo says:

      This is not a Kazakh plant, this area was part of Southern Siberia, and had nothing to do with Kazakhs. Kazakhs were nomadic people before Soviet times, and even did not have a written language.
      Soviets allocated this area to newly-created “Kazakh Republic” which only existed for about 50 years. Then when Soviet union broke up, along these borders, this areas went to Kazakhstan in totally arbitrary way. Every city there was founded by Russians in 18th-19th century, where before there had been just barren steppes (prairies).

  7. ed32 says:

    Boilers were made in Podolsk (small town near Moscow) not in Poland)).

  8. Anton says:

    No Polish) Its PODOLSK. Read better. Podolsk, the largest city in the Moscow region. Excluding Moscow.

  9. george says:

    I am a coal powerplant worker here in U.S.A. I would feel at home at this plant…looks the same as ours.

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