International concern E.ON and its subsidiary OAO "WGC-4" carried out by the official launch of the new power generating capacity of 400 MW at Shaturskaya.
"The project PGU-400 Shaturskaya illustrates that E.ON has in mind when talking about new strategies« cleaner &better energy ». In Schatura we launched the most efficient and modern unit in Russia. Achieving efficiencies of 56%, E.ON Russia sets new standards for efficiency and environmental friendliness of electricity generation. PGU-400 Shaturskaya — the first project, which we completed as part of our investment program in Russia. Thanks to the investments we want to make a contribution to the modernization of the Russian power industry and make energy supply our customers with a reliable and efficient, "- said a board member of E.ON AG Bernhard Reutersberg.
"Corporation E.ON is the largest foreign investor in the Russian power industry, power unit PGU-400 Shaturskaya is the first under the investment program approved by the Government. The successful launch of the new unit contributed to a strong relationship with the government, performing proposed plan of reorganization energy industry. In 2011, E.ON will introduce to the Russian Federation has three similar CCGT with total capacity of 1,200 MW, "- said General Director of E.ON Russia Sergey Tazin.
Technology PGU-400 Shaturskaya, today, is an advanced and unique for the Russian power system. This is the first Russian-shaft unit with the most powerful series gas turbine «F». PSU has the highest efficiency of all existing today in the Russian thermal power generation — 56%.
Construction of PGU-400 was the beginning of the II quarter of 2008, comprehensive testing of power took place in early October 2010. The general contractor for the project was made by a consortium of General Electric and Gama.
The new unit differs significantly lower CO2 emissions compared to less efficient plants per unit of electricity that would reduce carbon dioxide emissions by the end of 2012 more than 1 million tons and nitrogen oxide — 6 times.
High efficiency and environmental friendliness of PGU-400 Shaturskaya allowed to this project to become the first Russian project, approved by the UN as a JI (Joint Implementation Project) under the Kyoto agreement.
As part of the investment program, E.ON and OAO "WGC-4" complete construction of three combined cycle power on the two branches of the company (Surgut GRES-2 power plant and Yaivinskaya), which also claimed the use of the Kyoto mechanisms.
The investment program of E.ON and OAO "WGC-4" worth 2.3 billion euro will enter in Russia up to 2014 2,400 MW of new capacity.