Tognum to supply emergency gensets for new nuclear power plant in Russia
Posted on December 14, 2009
The specialist for propulsion and power solutions Tognum recently won an order for emergency gensets to be installed in a Russian nuclear power plant.
- Breakthrough on Russian market
- Order volume of approx. € 26 million
- Good prospects of follow-up orders
Friedrichshafen, 14 December 2009. The specialist for propulsion and power solutions Tognum recently won an order for emergency gensets to be installed in a Russian nuclear power plant. In early 2012, the company will supply mtu Onsite Energy emergency gensets to the value of around €26 million to Zvezda Energetika, a Russian specialist for energy solutions. The end user will be the state-owned power plant operator Energoatom Concern OJSC. The gensets with mtu 20V 956 TB33 engines will be used for emergency power supply in a nuclear power plant near the city of Nowoworonesch in central Russia. The plant is currently under construction and is scheduled to connect with the grid in 2012.
"This order represents a breakthrough on the Russian market for emergency power in nuclear power plants", said Christof von Branconi, member of the Tognum executive board and responsible for the business unit Onsite Energy & Components. Previously, only gensets from local manufacturers were used in Russian nuclear power plants. Moreover, there are good prospects of follow-up orders as three new NPP projects will be launched in Russia in 2010; an additional 15 nuclear power plants are presently under construction or being planned.
The emergency gensets from mtu Onsite Energy generate a total of 36 MW – enough to power around 18,000 house-holds for example. Within only 15 seconds, the gensets in the NPP run up to their nominal speed. Different safety-relevant consumers are then connected in succession. After not more than 50 seconds, the gensets have accepted full load.
With this order Tognum has prevailed against heavy competition. Apart from 50 years of experience in operating mtu products in the field of emergency power for nuclear power plants, the compact design was a decisive factor.
Located near the city of Novovoronezh, the nuclear power plant Novovoronezh I has been in service since 1964, making it one of Russia’s oldest nuclear power plants. The new power plant, Novovoronezh II, is being built near the old facility. According to Energoatom, each reactor block will generate 1,200 MW.