Ust-Kamenogorsk in Kazakhstan plant began operating hydroelectric, which included — the new hydro production
Start the machine marked the completion of the investment project "AES Ust-Kamenogorsk GES", which involved the renovation of a hydroelectric generator replacement, replacement of electric machine with thyristor excitation system, installation of the automatic control unit. The project also carried out major repairs of hydraulic turbine equipment on hydraulic unit number 1.
For the realization of the investment project at the NGO "Elsib" was produced hydro type SV 1160/180-72 (Article number 1). The generator is made with an increase in rated power of 8.2 MW — from 82.8 MW to 91.0 MW — and subject to the conditions set in the existing shaft of the generator. Earlier exploit hydro was made over 50 years ago at the plant of OJSC "Power Machines" (St. Petersburg). The nodes of a new hydro-generator were made and shipped to Ust-Kamenogorsk GES in certain contract terms. Installation of the equipment was carried forces installer LLP "BK Promenergoremont" and with the participation of chief of staff of NGOs "Elsib." In April 2013, the hydraulic unit has successfully passed the 72-hour comprehensive testing at the station and was put into operation.