The Adler TPP is located in the Adler District of Sochi, Krasnodar Territory, and covers a total of 9.89 hectares. This area is challenging for siting power generating facilities (due to high seismic activity), which translates into stringent requirements for the quality of engineering solutions and construction materials.
The Adler TPP is an advanced combined cycle power plant with the output of 360 MW (heat output: 227 Gcal/h). The plant is composed of two independent CCGT-180 power units. Each unit comprises two 66-MW gas turbines produced by Ansaldo Energia (Italy) and a 63-MW steam turbine produced by Kaluga Turbine Works.
The key facility of the Adler TPP is the main building with adjacent electrical rooms and a transformer annex. The main building houses:
a machinery hall with steam turbines and unit switchboard rooms;
rooms for the automated process control system, communication devices, and relay systems;
container-type gas turbines with recovery boilers.
Modern plants do not require a large number of workers. The TPP employs three rotating shifts with about 65 workers each.
Gazprom is a global energy company focused on geological exploration, production, transportation, storage, processing and sales of gas, gas condensate and oil, as well as generation and marketing of heat and electric power.
Gazprom is the main gas supplier in the Russian market and one of the largest gas exporters in the world. The Company’s strategic goal is to establish itself as a leader among global energy companies.
Gazprom Investproject, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Gazprom, is a special-purpose company established to deliver projects using the project financing mechanism.
Gazprom Investproject will help increase the efficiency of advanced financing principles applied to the Company’s infrastructure projects and accelerate the implementation of the priority tasks and strategic plans of the Gazprom Group.
Gazprom Investproject acted as the investor for the construction of the Adler TPP on the terms of project financing.
Moscow Design Institute for Power Facilities (Mosenergoproject) is a branch of TEK Mosenergo.
Mosenergoproject was founded in December 1922 to design power plants constructed under the GOELRO (State Commission for Electrification of Russia) plan.
Since then, Mosenergoproject has designed projects for construction, reconstruction and retrofitting of power plants, heating mains, indoor and outdoor substations, cable and overhead lines, communications and remote control facilities, as well as long-term heat and power supply schemes for Moscow and other Russian regions.
TEK Mosenergo was established through the merger of Mosenergo’s design and service branches to arrange for the design and construction of new generating facilities.
With its design, construction and engineering complex, the company has many years of experience in delivering large-scale power generation projects and extensive practical expertise in adjusting foreign and domestic power generating equipment and adopting international and national rules and standards for construction and operation.
OGK-2 is a Russian generating company with one of the largest gas shares in its fuel balance. The company was founded on September 1, 2003. Gazprom Energoholding (a wholly-owned subsidiary of Gazprom) holds a controlling stake in the company. The total installed capacity of OGK-2 is 8,707 MW.
OGK-2 comprises the following branches: the Pskov State District Power Plant (SDPP), the Serov SDPP, the Stavropol SDPP, the Surgut SDPP-1, and the Troitsk SDPP. In August 2010, the OGK-2 Board of Directors resolved to create another branch, namely the Adler TPP.
The Capacity Supply Agreement (CSA) dated October 25, 2010, covers five facilities with the aggregate capacity of 1,860 MW. One of those facilities is the Adler TPP, which has two power units (PGU-180) with the total capacity of 360 MW.