Power plant on fire in Sakhalin – governor

According to information of power plant specialists, the flame heats up and the fire moves to the roof

YUZHNO-SAKHALINSK, April 30. /TASS/. The fire broke out in the GRES-2 power plant in Sakhalin on Saturday morning and the battle against fire continues, Governor of the Sakhalin Region Valery Limarenko said in his Telegram channel.

“Fire extinguishing at the Sakhalin GRES-2 continues in Ilyinskoe Village [where the GRES-2 is located]. According to information of power plant specialists, the flame heats up and the fire moves to the roof. Firemen are working on the site. 14 persons and 5 vehicles are engaged in fire extinguishing,” the governor said.

Shutdown of a turbine generator was the cause of the fire, Sakhalinenergo company said.

The 120 MW modern thermal power plant was commissioned in 2019. The design annual output of the new plant is 840 mln kWh, which is equivalent to a third of Sakhalin’s demands for electricity.

(c)TASS 2022

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