Rescuers urged local residents urged not to panic.
On the lower-Bureyskaya HPP impounded the station area because of damage to the left Bank supports a segmented shutter in flight No. 1.
This is stated in the message of the Ministry of energy.
At incident nobody has suffered, the machinery hall of the station also received damage.
Hydro is only one of the five radial gates that regulate the level of idle discharge of water from the reservoir. Is the shutter in the first flight on which the accident occurred.
“Is the drawdown (lowering of water level. — ed.) is Nizhne-Bureya reservoir with the purpose of realization of repair work”, — stated in the message. Is the NPP site.
Water consumption is at the level of 2600 cubic meters per second, which is three times less than the maximum permissible level (7500 cubic metres per second. Water is discharged through a single passage, it looks scary, but settlements are not in danger, assured a source close to one of the contractors of the Nizhne-Bureiskaya hydroelectric power station. The width of the river Bureya is a few hundred metres; furthermore, it has shoaled in the construction, so that the water level in the lower reach (section of river adjacent to the dam on the lower side) is not increasing, he explains.
The press service of EMERCOM of Russia across the Amur region has informed that in bureyskiy district went operational group. The regional emergency situations Ministry organized the operational headquarters, which monitors the water level. “With heads of municipal formations, which are located downstream, followed by a meeting to set objectives”, — said the press service, noting that settlements no threat.
Russian President Vladimir Putin gave the command to launch the first hydroelectric units of the Nizhne-Bureiskaya hydroelectric power station on August 3, 2017, according to a statement on the website of RusHydro, which is building a hydroelectric power station. Then the General Director “RusGidro” Nikolay Shulginov said first hydraulic unit passed all the required test cycle.
Construction of HPP began in August 2010 in the presence of Putin. In April 2016, were blocked by the river Bureya and in the summer built a dirt dam hydroelectric. In March 2017 began filling the reservoir. The General contractor on the construction of the HPP was the company “Trest Gidromontazh”, 59% of which belongs to TEK Mosenergo Igor Rotenberg (according to SPARK at 30 June 2017).
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