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January 7, 2022

Nizhne-Svir, Russia

By Carmen

Nizhne-Svir is a 99MW hydro power project. It is located on Svir river/basin in Leningrad, Russia. The project is currently active. It has been developed in single phase. The project construction commenced in 1927 and subsequently entered into commercial operation in 1933.

Project Type Total Capacity (MW) Active Capacity (MW) Pipeline Capacity (MW) Project Status Project Location Project Developer
Hydropower 99 99 Active Leningrad, Russia JSC Lenhydroproject

Description

The project was developed by JSC Lenhydroproject. Gazprom Energoholding and Fortum Power and Heat are currently owning the project having ownership stake of 51.79% and 29.45% respectively.

Nizhne-Svir is a reservoir based project. The hydro reservoir capacity is 119 million cubic meter. Nizhne-Svir underwent through rehabilitation & modernization during 1941-1948, 1994-1997. The project generated 499.1 GWh of electricity. The project cost is $129m.

The project has 2 electric generators installed at the site.

Development Status

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The project construction commenced in 1927 and subsequently entered into commercial operation in 1933.

Power Purchase Agreement

The power generated from the project is sold to Svetogorsk Paper mill under a power purchase agreement.

Contractors Involved

Power Machines was selected as the turbine supplier for the hydro power project. The company provided 2 units of kaplan turbines, each with 22MW nameplate capacity.

Power Machines was selected as the turbine supplier for the hydro power project. The company provided 2 units of kaplan turbines, each with 27.5MW nameplate capacity.

Methodology

All power projects included in this report are drawn from GlobalData’s Power Intelligence Center. The information regarding the project parameters is sourced through secondary information sources such as electric utilities, equipment manufacturers, developers, project proponent’s – news, deals and financial reporting, regulatory body, associations, government planning reports and publications. Wherever needed the information is further validated through primary from various stakeholders across the power value chain and professionals from leading players within the power sector.

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