Urengoyskaya Thermal Power Plant

Location: Limbyayakha, Novy Urengoy, Yamalo-Nenets Autonomous Area, Tyumen Region
Installed power generation capacity: 529,7 MW
Nominal heat output: 310 Gcal/h
Main fuel: natural gas
Backup fuel: fuel oil
Start of operation: August 28, 1987

Head of the Urengoyskaya TPP branch of AO Inter RAO Electric Power Plants:

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Born: 1962

Education:

S. Kirov October Revolution Order and Labor Red Banner Order Tomsk Polytechnic Institute (Tomsk)

Professional Experience:

August 2018 — now: Head of the Urengoy State District Power Plant branch of AO Inter RAO Electric Power Plants.

2018: Deputy Chief technical officer of PAO Fortum’s Chelyabinsk State District Power Plant (CHP-4).

2015 — 2016: Deputy Chief technical officer for operations at the Lenin Order Chelyabinsk State District Power Plant of the Urals Energy systetem branch of OAO Fortum.

2013 — 2015: Deputy Chief engineer for operations at Nyaganskaya State District Power Plant of OAO Fortum.

2011 — 2013: Chief power plant shift supervisor at Nyaganskaya State District Power Plant of OAO Fortum.

1998 — 1999: Chief power plant shift supervisor at Tomsk CHP-3 of Tomskenergo.

1990 — 1998: power plant shift supervisor at Tomsk CHP-3 of Tomskenergo.

1988 — 1990: electrical shop shift supervisor at Tomsk CHP-3 of Tomskenergo.

1984 — 1987: went from rank and file worker to electrical shop shift supervisor at Tumensk CHP-2 of Tumenenergo.

Awards:

2013: Letter of thanks from the governor of the Khanty-Mansi Autonomous District.

2014: Letter of thanks from the Nyaganskaya State District Power Plant branch of OAO Fortum.

2016: Letter of thanks from the Chelyabinsk State District Power Plant (CHP-4) branch of PAO Fortum.

Urengoyskaya TPP operates in harsh environmental conditions and permafrost. It is the first stationary thermal power plant in Yamalo-Nenets Autonomous Area. In January, 2007, Urengoyskaya TPP started selling electricity in the New Wholesale Electricity Market (NWEM). Urengoyskaya TPP provides electricity to Yamal businesses and delivers heat to residential communities of Limbyayakha.

Urengoyskaya TPP was built between 1984 and 1987. In 1990 and 1992, two phases of pilot-backup CHPP were added to the plant. They were launched in August, 1990, and December, 1991, respectively. By 1992, the power plant was working at full capacity. Construction of Urengoyskaya TPP was put on hold in 1994 and resumed only in 2007. Construction of a new power generation unit started in 2008.

The first PGU-450 unit was commissioned on November 5, 2012. The new unit meets the latest environmental safety and power efficiency standards. It uses a combination of gas and steam turbine units in a combined cycle to produce additional heat and electricity thus increasing the overall energy efficiency. The new unit works with up to 50.6% efficiency, saving up to 20-25% of fuel compared to conventional steam power plants. Its launch was a major step forward for Urengoyskaya TPP and the whole energy industry of Yamal-Nenets Autonomous Area.

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Tyumen Region including Khanty-Mansi Autonomous Area and Yamalo-Nenets Autonomous Area is a part of Ural Federal District. With a population of 3.45 million, it is the 10th most populous region of Russia. Tyumen Region is the larger industrial producer in Russia. Energy industry is the largest sector of its economy with 86% share. Tyumen Region produces and processes a significant share of Russian oil and gas. It has a well-developed energy industry, with some of the largest power plants in Russia fueled by associated gas and providing energy to oil and gas industry of Khanty-Mansi Autonomous Area. Tyumen Region has very harsh environmental conditions, with 40% of its territory located in the Extreme North in arctic or subarctic climate zones. Only 3% of its territory are suitable for agriculture.