Balaklava power station

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Balaklava power station (Севастопольская ПГУ-ТЭС and Балаклавская ТЭС) is an operating power station of at least 496-megawatts (MW) in Sevastopol, Balaklava District, Crimea, Ukraine. It is also known as Balaklavskaya.


Table 1: Project-level location details

Plant name Location Coordinates (WGS 84)
Balaklava power station Sevastopol, Balaklava District, Crimea, Ukraine 44.5532, 33.6028 (exact)[1]

The map below shows the exact location of the power station.

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Unit-level coordinates (WGS 84):

  • Unit 1: 44.5532, 33.6028
  • Unit 2: 44.5532, 33.6028

Project Details

Table 2: Unit-level details

Unit name Status Fuel(s) Capacity (MW) Technology CHP Start year Retired year
Unit 1 operating[2][3][4] gas[2] 251 MW[5][6][7][8] combined cycle[2][5][6] yes[9] - -
Unit 2 operating[2][3][4] gas[2] 245 MW[5][6][7][8] combined cycle[2][5][6] yes[9] - -

CHP is an abbreviation for Combined Heat and Power. It is a technology that produces electricity and thermal energy at high efficiencies. Coal units track this information in the Captive Use section when known.

Table 3: Unit-level ownership and operator details

Unit name Owner Parent
Unit 1 Technopromexport Rostec
Unit 2 Technopromexport Rostec


The power station was built in Crimea, a Ukrainian territory occupied by the Russian Federation.[10]

The construction of Balaklava and Tavri power stations became the subject of an international scandal involving Siemens. In 2015, a subsidiary of Rostec, Technopromexport JSC, bought 4 gas turbines from Siemens for a power plant project on the Taman Peninsula. However, later the company resold them to another subsidiary of Rostec, Technopromexport LLC, which was engaged in the construction of power plants in Crimea.[11]

In the summer of 2017, Siemens called this a violation of the terms of the contract. The company challenged the contracts for the supply of turbines in the Moscow Arbitration Court, but the claim was dismissed.[11]

European Union and the United States imposed sanctions on two officials of the Ministry of Energy, presumed responsible for the transfer of turbines to the Crimean power stations.[11]

As of November 2022, the power station has been targeted twice during the war but remains largely unscathed and operational.[12]

Articles and Resources


  1. "". Archived from the original on May 7, 2021.
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 2.3 2.4 2.5 "" (PDF). Archived (PDF) from the original on May 7, 2021.
  3. 3.0 3.1 Archived from the original on 2022-11-23. {{cite web}}: Missing or empty |title= (help)
  4. 4.0 4.1 (PDF) Archived from the original (PDF) on 2023-03-13. {{cite web}}: Missing or empty |title= (help)
  5. 5.0 5.1 5.2 5.3 "". Archived from the original on January 18, 2022. Retrieved July 13, 2022.
  6. 6.0 6.1 6.2 6.3 "". Archived from the original on May 28, 2021.
  7. 7.0 7.1 "". Archived from the original on April 27, 2021.
  8. 8.0 8.1 "". Archived from the original on June 30, 2022. Retrieved July 13, 2022.
  9. 9.0 9.1 "". Archived from the original on May 7, 2021.
  10. "В оккупированном Севастополе беспилотник атаковал Балаклавскую ТЭС, там начался пожар". Фокус. 2022-10-27.{{cite web}}: CS1 maint: url-status (link)
  11. 11.0 11.1 11.2 "В Крыму запустили на полную мощность Балаклавскую и Таврическую ТЭС". (in русский). 2019-03-18. Retrieved 2022-12-01.
  12. "ПВО сбили два беспилотника при попытке подлета к Балаклавской ТЭС". РИА Новости (in русский). 20221122T2133. Retrieved 2022-12-01. {{cite news}}: Check date values in: |date= (help)

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