Another Tour Of Novosibirsk HPP

Another Tour Of Novosibirsk HPP

Novosibirsk Hydropower Plant  is located on the Ob River, one of the largest rivers in the world and the longest river in Russia.

Another Tour Of Novosibirsk HPP

“Novosibirsk Hydropower Plant”.

Construction works lasted for 11 years. They began to pour concrete in May, 1953 and in 1956 they dammed the river. One year later, they launched their first hydraulic unit and 6 months later their 7th hydraulic unit. The HPP was officially put into operation in 1961.

Another Tour Of Novosibirsk HPP

The HPP building.

The HPP features six hydrotechnical constructions:

– Left-bank earth dam (311 m);

– The HPP building (223,6 m);

– Concrete overfall dam (198.5 m);

– Right-bank earth dam (3,044 m);

– Single-lane three-chambered shipping lock;

– Right-bank earth dam (1,023 m).

Another Tour Of Novosibirsk HPP

Novosibirsk HPP is a run-of-river hydroplant. Total length of its underwater hydrosystem constructions is almost 5 km. In the photo, you see an overfall dam which is under reconstruction right now.

Another Tour Of Novosibirsk HPP

Another Tour Of Novosibirsk HPP

They built a road on the hydrotechnical constructions and a car bridge which connect parts of Novosibirsk.

Another Tour Of Novosibirsk HPP

An open switchgear.

Another Tour Of Novosibirsk HPP

Novosibirsk residents call its reservoir ‘the Sea of Ob’. Its water is used in fishery and agriculture and the city’s water supply.

Another Tour Of Novosibirsk HPP

Another Tour Of Novosibirsk HPP

The concrete dam consists of eight 20-meter long parts separated with water gates.

Another Tour Of Novosibirsk HPP

The water gates are regulated with two cranes.

Another Tour Of Novosibirsk HPP

From under the water, you can see shock absorbers. Reconstruction works are carried out.

Another Tour Of Novosibirsk HPP

Divers have to work underwater no matter how cold it is.

Another Tour Of Novosibirsk HPP

A discharge structure.

Another Tour Of Novosibirsk HPP

Another Tour Of Novosibirsk HPP

The head race.

Another Tour Of Novosibirsk HPP

One of the problems the HPP faces are fishermen. For some reason, they are not afraid to be washed away during another water discharge.

Another Tour Of Novosibirsk HPP

The machinery hall is the heart of any HPP. There are 7 hydraulic units here. They transform hydraulic power into electricity. Currently, they are under reconstruction too.

Another Tour Of Novosibirsk HPP

Another Tour Of Novosibirsk HPP

Another Tour Of Novosibirsk HPP

“Communism is the Soviet power plus electrification of the whole country!”

Another Tour Of Novosibirsk HPP

Another Tour Of Novosibirsk HPP

Each hydraulic unit consists of a turbine and generator.

Another Tour Of Novosibirsk HPP

Another Tour Of Novosibirsk HPP

The generator is used to transform rotational energy into electricity. Rate of the rotor’s rotation is over 62.5 revolutions per minute. It is water pressure that makes the turbine and rotor rotate.

Another Tour Of Novosibirsk HPP

The hydraulic unit from the inside.

Another Tour Of Novosibirsk HPP

The rotor.

Another Tour Of Novosibirsk HPP

Another Tour Of Novosibirsk HPP

“Drainage pumps and turbine covers”.

Another Tour Of Novosibirsk HPP

Another Tour Of Novosibirsk HPP

Transformers.

Another Tour Of Novosibirsk HPP

Another Tour Of Novosibirsk HPP

The control center of the HPP. From here, they start and stop the hydraulic units and do other things to manage the HPP.

Another Tour Of Novosibirsk HPP

Another Tour Of Novosibirsk HPP

Another Tour Of Novosibirsk HPP

Novosibirsk HPP has been working for over 50 years stimulating the region’s industries and businesses.

Another Tour Of Novosibirsk HPP

They keep modernizing the HPP to make it safer and more efficient.

Location: Novosibirsk

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