FGC UES Ready for Winter in Western Siberia

28 September 2017 (14:22)

UrBC, Yekaterinburg, September 28, 2017. Rosset’s Federal Grid Company United Energy System’s Chair of the Board Andrei Murov held a meeting in Surgut to check how well the company’s power facilities in Western Siberia were prepared for the upcoming fall/winter season and to look into preliminary performance results for 2017, the company press service reports.

Two enterprises out of four in the area have already been certified for readiness. 92% of all the necessary repairs have been completed so far.

Murov pointed to the importance of making sure the power facilities and the special-purpose vehicles can still operate in extremely cold temperatures, since it was below fifty degrees centigrade outside on some of last winter’s days.

The company directed RUR 1.6bn to repairs in Western Siberia power grid this year. Over 4,700 hectares of firebreak openings got cleared, 499 support beams got reinforced, and nearly 1,200 km of ground wire got replaced. 1,379 disconnecting switches and 174 circuit breakers got repaired at power substations.

As far as repairs of power substations’ commutation equipment and electric mains go, this year’s target figures have been exceeded by 30% so far.

FGC UES mainly focussed on bringing Vektor, its new 220-kilowatt power substation in Khanty-Mansiysky Autonomous Region, to full capacity this year. The new substation will supply power to Nefteyuganskiy District and Rosneft’s RN-Yuganskneftegaz. It will also service the facilities of Salym Petroleum Development N.V. with up to 96 megawatt worth of electric power.

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