22 August 2023

1,639 jobs to be created during the modernization of Krasnoyarsk CHPPs

Krasnoyarsk continues work within the project to develop the Krasnoyarsk heat supply system. The project is included in Yenisey Siberia CIP and involves a comprehensive environmental modernization and expansion of Krasnoyarsk CHPP-1, as well as an increase in the capacity of Krasnoyarsk CHPP-3. 1,136 people will work at the peak of the construction of electrical generating unit No. 2 of Krasnoyarsk CHPP-3 in 2024, another 503 specialists will work on the modernization of Krasnoyarsk CHPP-1.

The geography of builders is quite wide: they are mainly residents of Krasnoyarsk Region, but specialists are also attracted from other regions of Siberia and even the Far East. The main professional direction is assemblers, electricians, welders. The scale and timing of construction and modernization of the CHPPs dictate the pace at which specialists are in demand: both projects should be completed by the beginning of 2025.

At Krasnoyarsk CHPP-3, the builders are currently erecting walls of the main building of the workshop and installing the main equipment of the boiler and turbines. This is where 90% of the specialists work. At the same time, a cooling tower is being built to reduce the heat load on the Yenisey and reduce water consumption from it.

At Krasnoyarsk CHPP-1, not only the environmental protection equipment, but also two boilers and two turbines of the station underwent a large-scale modernization. Steam pipelines are being built here, and electrical installation work is being carried out. Eight of the planned fourteen electrostatic precipitators have already been put into operation. The main equipment is installed on the boilers — boiler drums, reinforced concrete frames are mounted.

“Despite large-scale construction projects, CHPP-1 and CHPP-3 continue to consistently produce heat and electricity. After completion of the work, Krasnoyarsk will receive additional thermal energy for the development of the city. In addition, the impact on the environment will be reduced through the introduction of more modern equipment and partial redistribution of the load from CHPP-1 to CHPP-3,” said Oleg Petrov, director of the Yenisey branch of SGC.