"Turboatom" ships equipment for hydroturbine of Rogun hydropower station in Tajikistan
Kharkiv Open Joint Stock Company "Turboatom" shipped equipment for the hydroturbine of Rogun hydropower station that is under construction in Tajikistan, said the official website of the Ukrainian company, CA-News reported.
"The enterprise carries on delivery of the equipment of two radiaxial hydroturbines of unit capacity of 640 MW (hydro aggregates number 5 and 6) set out in the 90s," said a statement.
This equipment may be delivered by air, as it was with the equipment for hydro power plants "Sangtuda-1" and "Sangtuda-2." Earlier, Uzbekistan said that it would allow the equipment for Rogun to pass through its territory, as Tashkent acts against the construction.
Construction of the station was launched in 1976, but after the collapse of the USSR, all work was suspended. The resumption of construction began in 2004.
The contract for the delivery was signed in March 2010. The station is built on Vakhsh River and is part of Vakhsh cascade, being its upper stage.
According to the project, the dam of Rogun will be the tallest in the world - 335 meters in height. Its design capacity is 3,600 MW.
Construction of hydropower is planned to be implemented in several stages, the power of the first stage should be 400 MW with annual output of 5 billion kilowatt-hours. In total, the station will have six generating units.