Urengoyskaya SDPP

Limbyayakha, Novy Urengoy, Yamalo-Nenets Autonomous Area, Tyumen Region
Commissioned in:
August 28, 1987
Installed power
generation capacity:
529,7 MW
Installed heat
310 Gcal/h
Main fuel:
natural gas
Reserve fuel:
natural gas

Urengoyskaya SDPP operates in harsh environmental conditions and permafrost. It is the first stationary thermal power plant in the Yamalo-Nenets Autonomous Area. The power plant is located in the district of Limbyayakha of Novy Urengoy city, the Yamalo-Nenets Autonomous Area. The main Russian gas producing companies are concentrated around this northern city. The installed capacity of the plant is 529.7 MW (24 MW startup auxiliary power plant and 505.7 MW combined cycle power unit). The power plant uses natural gas from the Urengoy field as the main and reserve fuel.

The SDPP supplies electricity to the enterprises of Yamal and provides heat to the residential complex of the Limbyayakha district of Novy Urengoy.

Urengoyskaya SDPP 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. The construction of the Urengoyskaya SDPP was halted in 1994 due to the economic crisis in the country.

In January 2007 the plant entered the New Wholesale Electric Energy/Power Market/

In the same year of 2007 construction of the power plant was resumed. The preparatory period for construction of the power-generating unit of the CCGT (combined cycle gas turbine unit) has commenced. A year later, in July 2008, construction works for this facility on the Urengoyskaya SDPP began. In November 2012, the power generating unit of CCGT was put into operation.

The capacity of the plant since its commissioning was 24 MW. With the commissioning of the CCGT the plant capacity increased by 460 MW. During the operation of the power unit its capacity increased three times. Now its installed capacity is 505.7 MW, which solved the problem of power shortages in the north of the Tyumen Region.

The new power 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. Its launch was a major step forward for the Urengoyskaya SDPP and the whole energy industry of Yamal-Nenets Autonomous Area.

Tyumen Region

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.

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