Irkutsk Oil Company to Start Installation of Equipment at the 220 kV Polymer substation in Ust-Kut in January 2022
Excavation works, installation of foundations, enveloping and the construction of steel structures have already been completed. In the near future, installation of equipment will begin at the site — 10 kV Switchgear # 2 and two transformers with a total capacity of 80 MVA. Commissioning is scheduled for the summer of 2022.
“The first stage was completed last year, which made it possible to fully provide the gas fractionation unit and all facilities under construction at Irkutsk Polymer Plant with power, including a large reserve. At this time, the substation has the capacity of 80 MW,” said Mr. Vadim Mukhutdinov, Head of the Energy Department of Irkutsk Oil Company.
Construction of the 220 kV Polymer substation and double-circuit 220 kV overhead transmission lines with a length of 7.5 km began in 2019. The new substation is located near Irkutsk Polymer Plant. The first stage was energized in December 2020. After the construction of the second stage and the launch of new facilities, consumption will increase to 140–150 MW.
Irkutsk Oil Company is one of the largest independent producers of hydrocarbons in Russia. The company was established in 2000 and is engaged in prospecting, exploration and development of 52 license blocks in Irkutsk region, Krasnoyarsk region and the Republic of Sakha (Yakutia). Irkutsk Oil Company’s largest investment project is the gas chemical cluster, which the company is implementing in Ust-Kut. It includes gas production, treatment, transportation, and processing facilities, two helium plants, and Irkutsk Polymer Plant. The total number of employees is more than 10 thousand people.
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