Bureya Dam

The Bureya Dam (locally referred to as Bureyskaya) is a hydroelectric dam on the Bureya River in the Russian Far East.

History

Bureya hydroelectric power station was built by Bureyagesstroy. Construction started in 1976, but was halted until 1999. In 1999, RAO UES restarted the project. The dam was completed and the first unit was launched in 2003. The construction of the whole complex was completed in 2009.

The reservoir reached its specified level during the summer-autumn monsoon season of 2009. It was accompanied with first use of spillways during planned tests. Despite the fact that all primary construction works on power station was completed, it will be officially commenced for exploitation by government commission in 2011. Therefore, officially, the complex is still under construction.

Description

Bureya Dam is a gravity dam with height of 139 metres (456 ft) and crest length of 810 metres (2,660 ft).

The power station has an installed capacity of 2010 MW, the full capacity. Power is generated by utilizing six turbines, each with a capacity of 335 MW. The facility is owned by RusHydro.

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