Sakhalin GRES-2 power station
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Sakhalin GRES-2 power station is a 120-megawatt (MW) proposed coal-fired power plant in Sakhalin province, Russia. A further 240 MW was proposed but cancelled.
The map below shows the location of the project, according to Wikimapia, near the village of Ilyinskoye, Tomarinsky district, Sakhalin province.
Background on Plant
The firm Sakhalinenergo — a subsidiary of RAO Energy System of East, which is itself a subsidiary of RusHydro — is currently engaged in a project to build a 360-MW coal-fired power plant 5 km from the village of Ilyinskoye, on the southwest coast of Sakhalin. The plant is planned to replace the aging Sakhalin GRES-1 power station — a separate, 252-MW coal-fired power plant, also owned by Sakhalinenergo, which is located on the east coast of Sakhalin, about 120 km to the northeast.
The first of the three phases of Sakhalin GRES-2, totaling 120-MW, was originally planned to begin construction in mid-2014 and be completed in 2016. Ownership of the plant will be transferred to a new RusHydro subsidiary, JSC Sakhalin GRES-2, at some future date. It is unclear when the other two phases would be built.
As of August 2016, completion was scheduled for the fourth quarter of 2017, later pushed to 2018. As of March 2018, construction on Phase 1 was 70% complete, and completion was scheduled for the end of 2018. In October 2018 RusHydro announced that the plant would be finished in 2019. In November 2019 the two 60-MW units were commissioned.
In 2021, an assessment of the construction process of Sakhalin GRES-2 found that state customers had "overpayed" for the project by RUR 18 billion. RusHydro was also forced to pay a penalty to the federal budget due to the three year delay in the station's completion, which amounted to 244 million rubles.
As of June 2019 there has been no further news about Phase II or Phase III of the project and they appear to be cancelled.
- Sponsor: Sakhalinenergo
- Parent company: RusHydro
- Location: Ilyinskoye village, Tomarinsky district, Sakhalin province, Russia
- Coordinates: 48.053759, 142.187548 (exact)
- Status: Operating (Units 1-2); Cancelled (Units 3-6)
- Gross Capacity: 120 MW (2 x 60 MW)
- Type: Subcritical
- In service: Units 1-2: 2019
- Coal Type: Lignite
- Coal Source: Solntsevsky coal complex, Sakhalin, Russia
- Source of financing: Sberbank
Articles and resources
- Sakhalin TPP-2 (Construction site), Wikimapia, accessed July 2016.
- Сахалинскую ГРЭС-2 будут строить в Томаринском районе, SakhalinMedia, Mar. 4, 2013.
- RusHydro 2012 Annual Report, pp. 12-15.
- RusHydro Earmarks RUB 360.868 bln for 2014-2018 Investment Program, Peretok, Feb. 24, 2014.
- Сахалинская ГРЭС-2, Wikipedia (Russian), accessed June 2018.
- Ж/д ветка свяжет Сахалинскую ГРЭС-2 и действующую железную дорогу, SakhalinMedia, Nov. 15, 2013.
- Строительство Сахалинской ГРЭС-2, 2 Mar. 2015.
- Окончание строительства Сахалинской ГРЭС-2 могут сдвинуть на год, Interfax, 22 Dec. 2014.
- На Сахалинской ГРЭС-2 завершили возведение ствола дымовой трубы, RusHydro press release, 11 July 2016.
- Строительство Сахалинской ГРЭС-2 планируют завершить к концу 2017 года, RIA Novosti, 12 Aug. 2016.
- "Первые холостые испытания СахГРЭС-2 перенесены на начало 2018 года," Sakhalin Indo, Oct 6, 2017
- К запуску готовится Сахалинская ГРЭС-2, Общественное телевидение России, 5 Mar. 2018.
- Русгидро не переносит пуски с Сахалинской ГРЭС-2 и Совгаванской ТЭЦ, ria.ru, Oct. 18, 2018
- Сахалинскую ГРЭС-2 ввели в эксплуатацию, ria.ru, Nov. 25, 2019
- Long and expensive: the Accounts Chamber assessed the construction of the Sakhalin GRES-2, Sakhalin.info, Apr. 20, 2021
- RusHydro, Sberbank Sign Banking Services Agreement for Power Plant Construction, Highbeam Business, Mar. 27, 2013.