The wind-solar power station “Yurta” is being tested on the Yamal peninsula
14:10 8 июня 2017
Категории: News in English
The company “Gazprom Neft” started up the first wind-solar power station “Yurta” on the Yamal Peninsula and began its experimental-industrial tests.
The power station consisting of two wind turbines, thirty solar panels and a battery pack was set on the delivery and acceptance point of Novoportovskoye field in the area of the settlement Mys Kamenniy. It is designed to provide electric power for the first control unit, which is responsible for work of the pressure pipeline connecting the central oil station with the delivery and acceptance point of the field.
Environmentally friendliness, absence of negative impact on human environment and wild nature of Yamal are the main advantages of the station “Yurta”. This information was given to IA “Sever-Press” in the board on corporate communications of “Gazpromneft-Yamal”. Generation of electricity takes place solely due to wind force and solar energy, in other words due to renewable and inexhaustible resources. In the case of fog or calm “Yurta” operates, using the backup power previously stored in batteries.
Equipment for the power station was manufactured on Russian enterprises and designed specifically for work in temperatures up to 60C degrees below zero. The wind turbines of the complex “Yurta” have a vertical form that allows them to generate electricity independently on the direction of air flows. The construction was equipped with only one rotating group, what increases its reliability in comparison to horizontal wind turbines and reduces exploitation costs.
The specialists of “Gazpromneft-Yamal” supervise work of the energy-efficient complex remotely. In the online mode they control the amount of generated electricity, the level of charge in the batteries and the size of load.
The delivery and acceptance point of Novoportovskoye field was chosen for the project after thorough analysis of climatic conditions of the Yamal Peninsula. The object is located near the Gulf of Ob, where the average annual wind speed makes 5.5 meters per second, and even in winter high solar activity is observed here. These natural factors allow the power station to function continuously in the region.
Alternative energy sources in the Arctic are the inexhaustible resource. Therefore, their transformation into production capacities is a technical solution being easy to understand. Severe climatic conditions and lack of accumulated experience complicate fulfillment of such projects in the region. The hybrid complex “Yurta” is an experimental installation, the first on the Yamal Peninsula. In the future with help of this technology the company will be able to provide electricity for objects situated in tens of kilometers away from major networks. At that, introduction of the wind-solar power station is absolutely safe for the Arctic, which is a serious advantage of this technology. Use of wind and solar energy in production is a trend that causes interest all over the world and with which the company sees its future, as the chief engineer – the first deputy director general of “Gazpromneft-Yamal” Sergey Devyatyarov says.