Zapadno-Sibirskaya power station
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Zapadno-Sibirskaya power station (Zapadno-Sibirskaya is Russian for West Siberian) is a 590-megawatt (MW) coal-fired power plant in Kemerovo province, Russia.
The undated satellite photo below shows the plant, which is in Kuznetsky rayon, Novokuznetsk city, Kemerovo province.
Background on Plant
The Zapadno-Sibirskaya power station has a history of accidents and technical failures. In February 2009, two boilers were stopped at the power station, which forced the introduction of restrictions on heat supply and led to the evacuation of patients from the children's hospital and the maternity hospital of the Zavodskoy district. A major accident in May 2009 caused dismissal of the power station's director. The director hired as a replacement was fired in January 2012 due to another major accident.
In March 2014, an explosion at the power station killed one worker and seriously injured 8 others. An investigation into the incident determined that failure to comply with industrial safety requirements led to the explosion. Despite these circumstances, management did not suspend operations at the power station. As a result of the investigation, both a legal entity and 17 officials were brought to administrative responsibility in the form of fines. A criminal case was also opened as a result of the accident.
- Sponsor: OAO Zapadno-Sibirskaya TEZ
- Parent company: EVRAZ
- Location: Kuznetsky rayon, Novokuznetsk city, Kemerovo province, Russia
- Coordinates: 53.769494, 87.243626 (exact)
- Status: Operating
- Gross capacity: 590 MW (Units 1-2: 50 MW; Unit 3: 100 MW; Units 4-6: 110 MW; Unit 7: 60 MW)
- Type: Subcritical
- In service: 1963 (Units 1-2); 1969-74 (Units 3-4); 1983-87 (Units 5-7)
- Coal type: Bituminous and sub-bituminous
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