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November 29, 2021

Kolymskaya, Russia

By Carmen

Kolymskaya is a 900MW hydro power project. It is located on Kolyma river/basin in Magadan, Russia. The project is currently active. It has been developed in single phase. The project construction commenced in 1974 and subsequently entered into commercial operation in 1982.

Project Type Total Capacity (MW) Active Capacity (MW) Pipeline Capacity (MW) Project Status Project Location Project Developer
Hydropower 900 900 Active Magadan, Russia Lengidroproekt


The project was developed by Lengidroproekt and is currently owned by RusHydro with a stake of 100%.

Kolymskaya is a reservoir based project. The hydro reservoir capacity is 15,077 million cubic meter. The net head of the project is 108m. The project generated 3,325 GWh of electricity. The project cost is $1,186.97m.

Development Status

The project construction commenced in 1974 and subsequently entered into commercial operation in 1982.

Contractors Involved

Power Machines was selected as the turbine supplier for the hydro power project. The company provided 5 units of kaplan turbines, each with 180MW nameplate capacity.

NPO Elsib supplied 5 electric generators for the project. The generator capacity is 212 MVA.


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