Tidal power plant re-opened in Murmansk region

Publish date: February 9, 2005

"Russia has fantastic possibilities for building of some tidal power plants of unique capacity", – said Anatoly Chubais – chairman of Board of Unified Energy Systems of Russia (UES) after visiting Kislogubskay tidal power plant in Murmansk region on 8th of February.

Chubais mentioned that a unique orthogonal tool of the tidal power plant is the first tool in the world, discovered by Russian scientists. It is a pilot project, and specialists have to work hard on managing the orthogonal tool. The orthogonal turbine of the plant rotates one side, independently of fluxes and refluxes, “RIA News” reported.

“Kolenergo” energy company is an owner of the unique Russian pilot Kislogubskaya tide power plant. After 10 years of delay the plant was put into operation in December last year due to construction of a new orthogonal hydroelectric unit. Specialists of “Kolenergo” company say that the unit opens wide possibilities for industrial use of renewable sources of energy.