25 June 2010, St. Petersburg The topping out ceremony of the first 330 kV indoor substation “Tsentralnaya” took place in St. Petersburg. Investment into its generation are estimated at 6,4 billion RUR.
The new substation with a capacity of 400 MVA was built in the framework of an agreement between St. Petersburg and JSC “FGC UES” (assignee of RAO “UES of Russia”). Its aim is to provide reliable power supply and create conditions for the connection of consumers to the city power grid.
The designing company of the substation is “EnergoProekt” JSC, which is a member of “GC EFESk” Ltd.
The following officials took part in the ceremony: Valentina Matvienko-Governor of St. Petersburg, Oleg Budargin-Chairman of the Management Board of JSC “FGC UES”, Alexey Sergeev-Vice-Governor of St. Petersburg, Oleg Trishkin-Chairman of Committee of energy and engineering of St. Petersburg, Valery Ageev-General Director of Transmission Electric Grids of the North-West branch of JSC “UES FGC”, Evgeny Bobilev-General Director of “GC EFESk” Ltd., Gagic Zakharyan- General Director of “Energoproekt” JSC, Andrey Narishkin-Deputy General Director of “Energoproekt” JSC, Victor Silin-Chief Engineer of “Energoproekt” JSC, Genrikh Volkov-Chief Project Engineer, and other representatives of energy companies of Russia. According to the experts estimations, the launch of the new substation allows to eliminate electricity deficit in the historical part of St.Petersburg. It will also provide uninterrupted power supply of three city districts- Central, Admiralteisky and Frunzensky.
Valentina Matvienko-Governer of St. Petersburg mentioned that this high-powered energy facility, which does not have analogs neither in Russia, nor in Europe, can be reasonably called “substation of the future”. “Up-to-date technologies in the sphere of energy are implemented in this substation. It is equipped with advanced equipment”- Valentina Matvienko emphasized.
“Energoproekt” JSC shall continue meeting great expectations of the customers and carry out not even less important and complicated projects in the North-West and other regions of Russia”- Gagic Zakharyan mentioned. .