National Ecological Award- winning sustainability and efficiency of “Severnaya” mine modernization
The project of the co-generation power plant construction for Severnaya mine was a pilot one for ZVEZDA-ENERGETIKA and innovative for the country’s coal industry. The unique feature of this project is that this gas-piston power plant operates on methane of the active mine with a rather low and considerably variable methane concentration in the mixture – from 25 to 70 percent, able to operate in parallel with the utility and provide power. GP cogeneration power plant is capable of annual generation of 110.5 MWh of electric energy and more than 56 7600 ccal of heat power. This project resulted in a substantial economical effect and enhanced safety of the mine. The new technology has offered prospects for construction of stations of the same type for all coal fields in Russia.
It is noteworthy that earlier this project received the highest prize as a nominee for “Best project in the sphere of alternative power engineering” within the framework of the National Premium “Small-scale power engineering – large-scale achievements” organized by the Association of Small-Scale Power Companies of Ural in Chelyabinsk, and also a Diploma of Honour and a silver medal as a nominee for “Development and implementation of new process equipment for coalmining” at the “Best Exhibit” Competition conducted as part of the 22nd International Specialized Exhibition “Coal of Russia and Mining-2015” held in Novokuznetsk.