New 230MW Tyumen gas-fired CHP power plant unit begins commercial operation

Source: Fortum

The new natural gas-fired unit at Fortum’s combined heat and power plant Tyumen CHP-1 was taken into commercial operation in early February. It is the first in Fortum’s extensive investment program in Russia. The electricity production capacity of Fortum’s subsidiary OAO Fortum now increased by over eight per cent and is currently 3,015 MW.

The new unit is a natural gas-fired, combined-cycle gas turbine plant. It has a production capacity of 230 MW electricity and 293 MW heat. The unit will boost the plant’s total electricity production capacity to 702 MW and its heat production capacity to 1,931 MW. As part of the Russian investment program, two more units, each with an electricity production capacity of 225 MW, will be constructed for the Tyumen CHP-1 plant. They are estimated to be completed in 2014.

The new unit at Tyumen CHP-1 was the only Kyoto Joint Implementation project for heat generation approved by the Ministry of Finance of the Russian Federation last December. The Kyoto mechanisms are an important tool for Fortum in combating climate change. The Tyumen project will reduce greenhouse gas emissions by a total of about a million metric tons of carbon dioxide over the 2010-2012 period.

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