Sovetskaya Gavan power station

From Global Energy Monitor

Sovetskaya Gavan (Sovgavanskaya) power station is a 126-megawatt (MW) coal-fired power plant in Khabarovsk territory, Russia.


The map below shows the location of the project, in Sovetskaya Gavan district, Khabarovsk territory.

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Background on Plant

In June 2007, Far Eastern Generating Company (a subsidiary of RusHydro) announced its plans to build a two-unit, 120-MW coal-fired power plant in the Sovetskaya Gavan area, in order to meet power needs for the growing commodity (especially coal) port in Vanino.[1] After substantial delays — partly due to lack of funding, and partly due to inadequate infrastructure in the area — RusHydro signed a financing agreement with Sberbank in March 2013, providing $1.4 billion in financing for several projects in the Far East.[2][3]

With financing in place, initial site construction for the project began in August 2013. Far Eastern Generating Company also announced plans to expand the project to 360 MW at a later date.[4][5] In April 2015, with construction underway, RusHydro began installation of the boilers.[6]

A new transmission line was completed in April 2015.[7][8] In October 2015, the construction of the trunk of the 150-meter chimney of the plant was completed. In September 2015 the plant's contractor GlobalElectroservice was replaced due to bankruptcy by Ust-SrednekanGESstroy JSC. In November 2016, the railway from the plant in Sovetskaya Gavan was connected to the main rail line.[9]

The plant was scheduled to be brought online by the end of 2017,[10] later pushed to 2019.[9]

In May 2018, after two of the three companies in a tender for a new construction contract withdrew their bids, RusHydro apparently decided to hire one of its own subsidiaries to finish building the plant. Construction was still scheduled to be completed in 2019.[11][12] In October 2018 RusHydro announced that the plant would be finished in 2021 instead of 2019.[13] In October 2019 RusHydro stated that construction was 65% complete and that the plant would be commissioned in Q3 2020.[14] In May 2020 it was reported that commissioning of the plant would be delayed until the end of 2020 due to the Covid-19 pandemic.[15]

As of June 2019 there has been no further news about the 240-MW Phase II of the project and it appears to be cancelled.

Unit 1 and Unit 2 were commissioned in September 2020.[16]

In December 2020 the 240-MW Phase II of the plant was officially cancelled by the Ministry of Energy.[17]

Project Details

  • Sponsor: Far Eastern Generating Company
  • Parent company: RusHydro
  • Location: Sovetskaya Gavan, Sovetskaya Gavan district, Khabarovsk territory, Russia
  • Coordinates: 48.9416897, 140.227297 (exact)
  • Status: Operating (Units 1 & 2); Cancelled (additional units)
  • Gross Capacity:
    • Unit 1: 63 MW
    • Unit 2: 63 MW
    • Additional units: 240 MW
  • Type: Subcritical
  • In service: 2020
  • Coal Type:
  • Coal Source: Urgalsk deposit, Bureinsky coal basin
  • Source of financing: Sberbank[2]

Articles and resources


  1. Far Eastern Generating Company Will Build a Power Plant in Sovetskaya Gavan, Vladivostok Times, June 18, 2007.
  2. 2.0 2.1 RusHydro, Sberbank Sign Banking Services Agreement for Power Plant Construction, Highbeam Business, Mar. 27, 2013.
  3. Инвесторы подождут ТЭЦ, Kommersant, June 21, 2012.
  4. Проект строительства ТЭЦ в г. Советская Гавань, RIA Novosti, Dec. 3, 2013.
  5. Хабаровская ремонтно-строительная компания ведет строительство объектов транспортной инфраструктуры Совгаванской ТЭЦ, Daltekhenergo website, Aug. 29, 2013.
  6. Энергетики начали доставку котлов на стройку ТЭЦ в Советской Гавани, RusHydro press release, 1 Apr. 2015.
  7. Введен в эксплуатацию первый этап схемы выдачи электрической мощности строящейся ТЭЦ в г. Советская Гавань, RusHydro press release, 12 Nov. 2015.
  8. На стройке ТЭЦ в Советской Гавани начали монтировать котел №3, RusHydro press release, 8 July 2016.
  9. 9.0 9.1 "Совгаванская ТЭЦ," wikipedia, accessed Nov 2017
  10. На ТЭЦ в Советской Гавани началось строительство административно-бытового корпуса, Neftegaz news, 28 July 2016.
  11. РусГидро отдаст подряд на достройку ТЭЦ в Совгавани своему «Усть-Среднекан ГЭСстрой»,, 10 May 2018.
  12. ТЭЦ в Советской Гавани достроит дочка «РусГидро» за 5,6 млрд рублей, Habarov Today, 10 May 2018.
  13. Русгидро не переносит пуски с Сахалинской ГРЭС-2 и Совгаванской ТЭЦ,, Oct. 18, 2018
  14. пытается ускорить строительство ТЭЦ в Советской Гавани, East Russia, Oct. 3, 2019
  15. Из-за пандемии перенесен срок сдачи ТЭЦ в Хабаровском крае, June 5, 2020,
  16. РусГидро. На какие дивиденды рассчитывать в 2021,, Oct. 27, 2020
  17. БАМ лишается новых электростанций Минэнерго предлагает изменить и удешевить схему энергоснабжения, Kommersant, Dec. 21, 2020

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