Alstom commissions unit 8 of Moscow natural gas fired plant
The integration of unit 8, designed to produce 420 MW of electrical power and up to 265 MW of district heating
Paris, June 30, 2011 — Alstom commissioned unit 8 of the TPP-26 cogeneration gas combined cycle power plant in Moscow, in Russia, on behalf of its client OJSC Mosenergo.
With an efficiency of 59 percent, the gas firedcogenerationcombined cycle unit will have the highest efficiency of any combined cycle power plant in Russia, while the use of surplus steam for district heating will bring the plant's overall fuel use to well over 85 percent.
The integration of unit 8, designed to produce 420 MW of electrical power and up to 265 MW of district heating, will bring total plant output up to 1,830 MW making the TPP-26 plant a pivotal contributor to the Russian grid as well as a valuable source of district heating.
In 2007, Alstom was chosen by Mosenergo to be the first foreign enterprise to build a combined cycle plant in Russia on an EPC basis, making Mosenergo Moscow TPP-26 unit 8 Russia's first turnkey energy project to be handed to a non-Russian company.
Mosenergo is Russia's largest fossil-fuel based power generating company, subsidiary of Gazprom, the largest extractor of natural gas in the world and the largest Russian company.