Baikal Mining Company started construction of an infrastructure required to supply power to Udokan Mining & Metallurgical Plant during its operation. In particular, a 220kV substation “Bluzhdayuschy” of 146MW will be erected in close vicinity to the production area. Grading and levelling works have already been started at the construction site.
The new HV line of 23km (double-circuit configuration) will run from 220Kv substation “Chara”, located in Novaya Chara village, up to “Bluzhdayuschy” site.
Construction and erection of the substation is to be completed by Bratsk installation division of Hydroelectromontazh, and ETL – by “Energomost”.
The contractors shall face a complete scope of works, including installation of three power transformers, two shunt reactors, switching equipment, hook-up and commissioning, and erection of 121 ETL towers.
The target plan is to complete the construction in late summer of 2021.Current power demand of Udokan site is supplied by 50MW substation “Udokanskaya”. It was built back in late 2019. 10 April 2020