The Boguchany Dam To Be Open Soon

The Boguchany Dam To Be Open Soon

The Boguchany Dam which is going to be one of the most powerful hydroelectric dams is currently under construction on the Angara River in Kodinsk, Russia. Preparatory works for construction started in 1974. The design was performed by Hydroproject in 1976. Construction of the power station started in 1980 but was suspended in 1994 due to the lack of financing, and resumed just in 2006.

The Boguchany Dam To Be Open Soon

The Boguchany Dam To Be Open Soon

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The hydroelectric dam is called Boguchany because back in 1965 they decided that Boguchany Village was the best dam location, but in 1971  they discovered the city of Kodinsk which was even better. So, the dam site was changed but the name was decided to be preserved.

The Boguchany Dam To Be Open Soon

From far away, you can see that the scope of work is really huge.

The Boguchany Dam To Be Open Soon

The Boguchany Dam To Be Open Soon

Starting-up the Boguchany hydroelectric dam will become a basis for economic development of the region.

The Boguchany Dam To Be Open Soon

The Boguchany hydroelectric dam will power several industrial enterprises, including the Boguchany Aluminium Smelter which is at present under construction too (to be launched in 2013).

The Boguchany Dam To Be Open Soon

In fact, the construction was frozen for 13 years.

The Boguchany Dam To Be Open Soon

The hydroelectric dam consists of a concrete gravity dam (hight: 96 m; length: 828.7 m) and an embarkment dam (hight: 77m; length: 1861.3 m).

The Boguchany Dam To Be Open Soon

The Boguchany Dam To Be Open Soon

On the 1st of May, 2012, they are going to fill the reservoir with water.

The Boguchany Dam To Be Open Soon

The Boguchany Dam To Be Open Soon

Currently, they are assembling first four hydraulic units.

The Boguchany Dam To Be Open Soon

The Boguchany Dam To Be Open Soon

A temporary tunnel.

The Boguchany Dam To Be Open Soon

Those triangular abutments are a future road foundation.

The Boguchany Dam To Be Open Soon

A machine hall.

The Boguchany Dam To Be Open Soon

They plan to start up first hydraulic units in the second quarter of 2012.

The Boguchany Dam To Be Open Soon

Generator assembly.

The Boguchany Dam To Be Open Soon

The Boguchany Dam To Be Open Soon

The Boguchany Dam To Be Open Soon

The Boguchany Dam To Be Open Soon

The Boguchany Dam To Be Open Soon

The Boguchany Dam To Be Open Soon

The turbines of the Boguchany hydroelectric dam are the largest and heaviest turbines produced in Russia during the past decade (the diameter of the rotor wheel is 7.86 m).

The Boguchany Dam To Be Open Soon

The Boguchany Dam To Be Open Soon

The Boguchany Dam To Be Open Soon

The Boguchany Dam To Be Open Soon

The Boguchany Dam To Be Open Soon

The Boguchany Dam To Be Open Soon

Assembly.

The Boguchany Dam To Be Open Soon

The Boguchany Dam To Be Open Soon

A new safe switchgear KRUE. It is designed to provide reliable supply and distribution of energy.

The Boguchany Dam To Be Open Soon

The Boguchany Dam To Be Open Soon

KRUE 220 kV.

The Boguchany Dam To Be Open Soon

It is more environmentally safe, light and easy to assemble and service.

The Boguchany Dam To Be Open Soon

The Angara River.

The Boguchany Dam To Be Open Soon

They built a fire department just one kilometer away from the hydroelectric dam.

The Boguchany Dam To Be Open Soon

Apart from the dam, it serves neighbouring villages and enterprises.

The Boguchany Dam To Be Open Soon

Specially for the new fire department, they purchased a whole fleet of new fire-fighting vehicles.

The Boguchany Dam To Be Open Soon

Location: Kodinsk

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9 thoughts on “The Boguchany Dam To Be Open Soon”

  1. I think Russia always attempts to build something, however they are only experts in military equipment remember Chernobyl that speaks volumes.

    It polluted the air over us as well.

    • Russia built much more than the entire Europe has, having it in operation. I think it’s fair to say Chernobyl was a statistically inevitable with such degree of industrialization. Soon enough EU will have its Chernobyl. Remember – Russia is one nation that built entire industrial and scientific complex and also builds much outside Russia, EU is many nations having build a little with too high of a cost and terribly slow, with constant help of USA.

  2. I lived in Kodinsk. The first hydraulic unit would have been run in 1993. If not for Gorbachev and perestroika hydroelectric power would have worked. And do not think that it is an investment in green energy. Hydroelectric dam built to produce cheap electricity in large quantities for melting aluminum from bauxite.Color differentiation of helmets for workers and bosses do not.

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