The Largest Hydro Power Plant of the Russian Far East

The Largest Hydro Power Plant of the Russian Far East

The Amur region of Russia is suffering a heavy flooding now. Many houses have been evacuated. There are two hydro power plants functioning in the region – Bureya and Zeya ones. This photo report is about the first one.

Bureya hydro power plant is the largest in the Russian Far East and one of the ten most powerful hydro power plants in Russia.

The Largest Hydro Power Plant of the Russian Far East

The Largest Hydro Power Plant of the Russian Far East

Alien structure near the plant – snow protection of the waste treatment facilities.

The Largest Hydro Power Plant of the Russian Far East

The power of the Bureya hydro power plant is 2010 MW.

The Largest Hydro Power Plant of the Russian Far East

The Largest Hydro Power Plant of the Russian Far East

Wastewater outlet – water flows collide with each other and mutually extinguish their energy.

The Largest Hydro Power Plant of the Russian Far East

From the technical point of view this plant is one of the most modern ones in the country. Its concrete gravity dam is 140 meters high and it’s the highest dam of such type in Russia. For the building of the plant they used rolled concrete for the first time – it allowed to reduce the amount of cement but still make a reliable construction.

The Largest Hydro Power Plant of the Russian Far East

It’s wonderful in the evening.

The Largest Hydro Power Plant of the Russian Far East

The started to study the potential of the Bureya in the 1930s.

The Largest Hydro Power Plant of the Russian Far East

The construction of the plant started in 1976. In 1989 the funding of the project reduced considerably and it caused many social problems.

The Largest Hydro Power Plant of the Russian Far East

In 1999 the condition of the power system of the Russian Far East was pretty dreadful so the Bureya hydro power plant became the project of top priority.  The first unit of the plant was put into operation in 2003, the last – in 2007. In 2009 it was equipped with more water conduits and began operating at full capacity.

The Largest Hydro Power Plant of the Russian Far East

Sunlight obtains magic colors and paints the horizon line behind which the sun has just hidden.

The Largest Hydro Power Plant of the Russian Far East

Martian landscape.

The Largest Hydro Power Plant of the Russian Far East

The Largest Hydro Power Plant of the Russian Far East

The Largest Hydro Power Plant of the Russian Far East

Manual “cross piece” for transformers relocation. It is so simple!

The Largest Hydro Power Plant of the Russian Far East

The energy generated by power units №1 and 2 goes through aerial lines and subsequently comes to the open 220 kW switchgear. The energy of the remaining four power units comes to the 500KW GIS – reliable and firesafe one.

The Largest Hydro Power Plant of the Russian Far East

You don’t feel very confident when stand there.

The Largest Hydro Power Plant of the Russian Far East

The color of the equipment means the voltage class. This one is intended for voltage up to 1150 KW.

The Largest Hydro Power Plant of the Russian Far East

The Largest Hydro Power Plant of the Russian Far East

The small world of the plant is controlled from here.

The Largest Hydro Power Plant of the Russian Far East

Turbine hall.

The Largest Hydro Power Plant of the Russian Far East

The Largest Hydro Power Plant of the Russian Far East

The Largest Hydro Power Plant of the Russian Far East

Coming down to the spiral chamber.

The Largest Hydro Power Plant of the Russian Far East

One of the impellers.

The Largest Hydro Power Plant of the Russian Far East

Water conduits.

The Largest Hydro Power Plant of the Russian Far East

The water is thrown 160 meters away from the dam.

The Largest Hydro Power Plant of the Russian Far East

500 KW power cables through which power is supplied.

The Largest Hydro Power Plant of the Russian Far East

They built a 340 m tunnel and a 150 m shaft for the cables.

The Largest Hydro Power Plant of the Russian Far East

The Largest Hydro Power Plant of the Russian Far East

The dam of the plant forms a large Bureya reservoir with a comparatively small flood area.

The Largest Hydro Power Plant of the Russian Far East

The reservoir filling strated in 2003 and was completed in 2009.

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