FGC UES Upgrades Equipment in Siberia

27 June 2016 (09:09)

UrBC, Yekaterinburg, June 27, 2016. United Energy Systems Federal Grid Company/FGC UES got all the high-voltage equipment at its Sotnik 220-kilowatt substation in Khanty-Mansiysky Autonomous Region upgraded or renovated, the company press service reports.

These changes ensures a much more reliable power supply for the O&G companies in the area and for the town of Urai.

The substation runs six modern high-voltage, RIP-insulated units. The new machinery is more dependable, convenient to use, environmentally safe, and very fire-resistant.

The company intends to get fifty-five such units replaced at its facilities in Western Siberia this year altogether.

The high-voltage leads are part of the dead-tank circuit breakers which deliver the electric current from mains onto the equipment. Replacing these regularly decreases the risk of equipment damage and power cuts.

The 220-kilowatt substation was launched in 1979; the facility is the power supplier for Transneft Siberia and Urai, where over 40,000 people live at the moment.

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