22 Mar 2010 15:41

Sayano-Shushenskaya HPP restoration to get 10.9 bln rubles in 2010

CHEREMUSHKI. March 22 (Interfax) - Investment in the restoration of the Sayano-Shushenskaya Hydroelectric Power Plant (HPP) in 2010 will come to 10.9 billion with 3.5 billion rubles allocated for the construction of the plant's spillway, Russian Deputy Prime Minister Igor Sechin said at a meeting of the government commission for the station's reconstruction.

Sechin said that investment in the plant in 2009 came to 6.5 billion rubles. Investment in development of the HPP's spillway totaled 2.8 billion rubles last year.

Sechin said the restoration was going right according to the plan approved by the commission.

The #6 turbine went back into service in February and efforts to restart the #5 turbine were due to begin on March 22. The #3-4 turbines should be operating later this year. The four turbines have combined capacity of 2,560 MW.

The overall cost of restoring the plant, which was badly damaged by an accident in August last year, is estimated at 37 billion rubles. The plant should be fully restored by 2014.