Energy Born In Kazakhstan

Energy Born In Kazakhstan

The building of the first objects of the Ekibastuz GRES -1 began in 1974. In 1984 it became one of the biggest thermal electric power stations in the USSR. And nowadays it is the world’s biggest power station working on the solid fuel.

The GRES-1 is situated in Kazakhstan, on the shore of one of its lakes. It consists of 8 power units – the first one was activated in 1980 and the last one – in 1984.

Energy Born In Kazakhstan

Old but still working shield. Soon it’ll be replaced by the new one.

Energy Born In Kazakhstan

Today all the readout is provided by the computers but in those times kilometers of paper band were used for this purpose.

Energy Born In Kazakhstan

A substation is on the territory of the GRES-1. Its main task is to distribute the electric power produced by the station.

Energy Born In Kazakhstan

Modern white clock doesn’t fit in here.

Energy Born In Kazakhstan

One of the old graphic panels.

Energy Born In Kazakhstan

Working shift.

Energy Born In Kazakhstan

The first and second units aren’t in use now. After the breakdown of the USSR the energy consumption decreased but they are going to be activated again by 2017.

Energy Born In Kazakhstan

Fire extinguisher systems all over the building.

Energy Born In Kazakhstan

Kilometers of pipes and steam pipes.

Energy Born In Kazakhstan

Those units that don’t work at the moment.

Energy Born In Kazakhstan

A huge workshop of 500 m in length.

Energy Born In Kazakhstan

In 2005 an automatic process control system was introduced here. The whole information about all the power units is on its monitors.

Energy Born In Kazakhstan

New remote controls are much more informative, safe and comfortable to use.

Energy Born In Kazakhstan

Shift on duty.

Energy Born In Kazakhstan

Some containers.

Energy Born In Kazakhstan

More pipes!

Energy Born In Kazakhstan

Fire extinguisher system.

Energy Born In Kazakhstan

Several dozens of guessometers.

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Unit 7 at work.

Energy Born In Kazakhstan

Steam boilers of 40 m height. An elevator near every boiler.

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The top of the boiler. Try to find a man in the corner of the workshop.

Energy Born In Kazakhstan

Dozens of kilometers of pipes.

Energy Born In Kazakhstan

Some equipment under the boiler.

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The flue of the 8th boiler.

Energy Born In Kazakhstan

The height is 330 m, diameter of the lower part – more than 30 m.

Energy Born In Kazakhstan

Soon electrofilters of the new generation will be installed here and that will greatly lower the pollutant emissions.

Energy Born In Kazakhstan

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6 thoughts on “Energy Born In Kazakhstan”

  1. @zack- the mine where the coal comes from is about 2-3 miles away. It will provide the country roughy 60-ish% of it’s power for the next 100 years. Google earth ekibastuz, you can’t miss that mine and satellite pics don’t do it justice, it reminded me of the grand canyon!

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