Rehab work continues at Russia's Sayano-Shushenskaya hydropower project

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Russian utility JSC RusHydro has commissioned another unit at its Sayano-Shushenskaya hydroelectric plant, adding 640 MW to the project's installed capacity.

The unit is the fifth to be put into commercial operation at Sayano-Shushenskaya during a restoration effort that begun after the plant's turbine hall flooded in 2009.

JSC RusHydro (LSE: HYDR) said rehabilitation work on four additional hydro turbines continues.

"The turbines will be fitted with a more efficient process protection system, which will automatically shut down the unit in case of any inadmissible deviations from controlled parameters," a company release said.

HydroWorld.com reported in November 2009 that equipment manufacturer Power Machines of Russia had been contracted to provide the new hydroelectric units.

Sayano-Shushenskaya will have a total installed capacity of 6,400 MW when work is complete, RusHydro said.

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