Fortum starts commercial operation of Chelyabinsk GRES power plant’s unit 1 in Russia; Chelyabinsk GRES 2 further delayed

FORTUM CORPORATION PRESS RELEASE 1 December 2015Fortum has commissioned unit 1 of its Chelyabinsk GRES combined heat and power plant in Russia. The unit’s certified capacity is 247.5 megawatts (MW) electricity and the evaluated heat capacity 174.45 MW. Fortum starts to receive capacity payments for Chelyabinsk 1 under the Russian government’s Capacity Supply Agreements (CSA) as of 1 December 2015. The unit 2 of Chelyabinsk GRES is estimated to start commercial operation in early 2016. The slight postponement is due to delays in construction. Upon completion, the combined capacity of the Chelyabinsk GRES units 1 and 2 will be 495 MW electricity.Further information
- Helena Aatinen, Senior Vice President, Communications, Fortum, tel. +358 10 45 20480
- Denis Litoshik, Director, Corporate Communications and Public Relations, Russia Division, tel. +7 (985) 383-52-61
Investors and analysts:
- Sophie Jolly, Vice President, Investor Relations, tel. +358 10 45 32552
Background information:
Fortum in Russia