Power Machines to equip blast-hit Baksanskaya hydro plant

Russian power engineering firm Power Machines plans to supply equipment to the Baksanskaya hydro plant in February 2012, wire reports indicate. The plant was damaged during a terrorist attack last year.

The financial details of the deal were not provided.

Under an agreement with Russian hydropower generating company RusHydro, Power Machines plans to supply different equipment for three hydropower units of the plant, as well as to provide installation services, Russian news agencies reported.

Following the installation, the plant's capacity is expected to increase to 27 MW from the current 25 MW.

Located in the constituent republic of Kabardino-Balkaria, the Baksanskaya plant was damaged in a terrorist attack in July 2010.

Four armed people attacked the Baksanskaya hydropower station, government officials said in a statement. Attackers fatally shot security guards before laying several bombs in the turbine hall, wire services reported.

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