Gas- and Oil-Fired Plants in Belarus
Berezovskaya GRES
Location: Brest
Operator: Brestenergo
Configuration: 6 X 160-MW CHP
Operation: 1961-1967
Fuel: natural gas, oil
Boiler supplier: Podoloski
T/G supplier: Kharkov, Electrosila
EPC: Teploelektroproekt Lviv, Pivdenteploenergomontazh
Quick facts: This TPP ws initiated in Mar 1958 for a site in Belaazyorsk near Lake Chernoye. The plant was developed as two phases of three units each. The first set commissioned on 29 Dec 1961 and the last in 1967, at which point this was the largest PS in Belarus. The inital fuel was gas from the  Dashavske field, but the plant was shifted to coal in 1964 as gas reserves were inadequate. From 2003-2014, Units 3-5 were retrofit with pairs of 25-MW topping gas turbines.

Photograph courtesy of Brestenergo
Posted 3 Feb 2016

Bobruysk-1
Location: Mogilev
Operator: Belenergo
Configuration: 12 MW CHP
Operation: 1970
Fuel: natural gas, wood, peat
Boiler supplier: ??
T/G supplier: ??
Quick facts: An add-on boiler for buring wood and peat was added in 2006. This was the site of one of the first FGD installations in CIS countries. This was designed and installed by INEKO and OAO VTI. Testing began in Jun 2006.

Photograph courtesy of Ministry of Energy (BY)
Posted 27 Feb 2010

Gomel-1
Location: Gomel
Operator: Gomelergo
Configuration: 1 X 6 MW CHP
Operation: ??
Fuel: natural gas
Boiler supplier: ??
T/G supplier: ??

Photograph courtesy of Belenergo
Posted 16 Sep 2007

Gomel-2
Location: Gomel
Operator: Gomelenergo
Configuration: 3 X 180 MW CHP
Operation: 1986-1993
Fuel: natural gas
Boiler supplier: ??
T/G supplier: LMZ, SE Plant Electrotyazhmash

Photograph courtesy of Ministry of Energy (BY)
Posted 27 Feb 2010

Grodno-2
Location: Grodno
Operator: Grodnoenergo
Configuration: 1 X 60 MW, 1 X 50 MW, 1 X 70 MW CHP
Operation: 1970-2007
Fuel: natural gas, oil
Boiler supplier: Barnaul
T/G supplier: LMZ, Electrosila
EPC: Promenergoproyekt
Quick facts: This TPP ws initiated in Jan 1965 as a 100-MW peat-fired project with engineering by the Minsk branch of Promenergoproyekt. The immediate goal was to power the ATZ fertilzer plant in Grodno. A 147ha site on the Russia collective farm was selected to build the new plant and the 60-MW Unit-1 commissioned on 31 Aug 1970. The second set followed at the end of the year and the third in 1974. The plant was converted to natural gas in 1985. Unit-1 was rebuilt in 2007 and uprated from 60 MW to 70 MW.

Photograph courtesy of Grodnoenergo
Posted 3 Feb 2016

Lukoml
Location: Vitebask
Operator: Vitebskenergo
Configuration: 8 X 300 MW
Operation: 1969-1972
Fuel: natural gas, oil
Boiler supplier: Taganrog
T/G supplier: LMZ, Electrosila
Quick facts: In Jan 2005, Power Machines was awarded a $24mn contract to modernize Units 1, 2, and 4. This plant can supply up to 60% of the electricity used in Belarus.

Photograph courtesy of Electrocentremontazh
Posted 16 Sep 2007

Minsk-4
Location: Minsk
Operator: Minskenergo
Configuration: 1 X 60 MW, 2 X 110 MW, 2 X 300 MW, 1 X 320 MW CHP
Operation: 1977-1996
Fuel: natural gas, oil
Boiler supplier: ??
T/G supplier: TMZ, Electrosila
Quick facts: This plant accounts for about 15% of Belarus' electricity. A 2.5-MW turboexpander was added in 2005.

Photograph by Alex Zelenko (wikimedia)
Posted 27 Aug 2006

Minsk-5
Location: Minsk
Operator: Minskenergo
Configuration: 1 X 330 MW CHP
Operation: 1999
Fuel: natural gas, fuel oil
Boiler supplier: Taganrog
T/G supplier: LMZ, Electrosila
EPC: BelNIPIenergoprom, Electrocentrermontazh
Quick facts: This plant is 40km from Minsk and was the first large-scale thermal plant built in the CIS countries after the collapse of the USSR. Minsk-5 No 1 went commercial on 4 Aug 1999. The site was originally selected for a nuclear power station and work was underway on two 1,000-MW reactors when the Chernobyl accident stopped the project. The project was then proposed as a 1,500-MW thermal CHP plant. This was then shelved and instead a single 330-MW, supercritical set installed. This has the launch T/G set of its type. The unit also had one of the first fully digital I&C systems on new-build in the CIS. The stack is 240m tall. A 450-MW CCGT block was later added at Minsk-5.

Photograph courtesy of Ministry of Energy (BY)
Posted 27 Feb 2010

Vitebsk
Location: Vitebask
Operator: Belenergo
Configuration: 1 X 20 MW, 2 X 25 MW, 1 x 40 MW CHP
Operation: 1960-2005
Fuel: natural gas, oil
Boiler supplier: ??
T/G supplier: TMZ, LMZ

Photograph courtesy of Ministry of Energy (BY)
Posted 27 Feb 2010

Abbreviations

Data: industcards, Platts UDI World Electric Power Plants Data Base

Updated 03-Feb-2016

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