RusHydro pre-qualifies firms to replace three units of 346.4-MW Rybinskaya

Russian hydro operator RusHydro invites applications for pre-qualification to replace three Kaplan turbine-generators of the 346.4-MW Rybinskaya hydroelectric project. Responses are due October 22.

With funding from the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development, RusHydro has been seeking turbine-generators and switchgear for rehabilitation of plants in the 10,000-MW Volga-Kama hydropower cascade, including Rybinskaya (also called Rubinsk). Russia's Power Machines has been carrying out a contract to renovate Rybinskaya's Unit 2, to be completed in 2013.

RusHydro currently is pre-qualifying suppliers for three turbine-generators, Units 1, 3, and 5, and auxiliaries except for excitation and protection. The work is to require 81 months.

Pre-qualification documents may be obtained from RusHydro's Internet site,, or by request to tender organizer Energoservis-Invest at the address below.

Applications for pre-qualification are due to the address below by noon, Moscow time, October 22. For information, contact Camilla Salakhova, Energoservis-Invest, Vernadsky Prospect, Bld. 93/1, Room 220, Moscow 119526 Russian Federation; (7) 495-4346113; Fax: (7) 495-4345074; E-mail:; Internet:

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