Sayano-Shushenskaya Dam, Republic of Khakassia

Categories: Dams, Nature & Parks
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4.9/5 based on 65 reviews on the web
Сая́но-Шу́шенская гидроэлектроста́нция имени П. С. Непоро́жнего — крупнейшая по установленной мощности электростанция России, 9-я — среди действующих гидроэлектростанций в мире (на январь 2016 г.). Расположена на реке Енисей, на границе между Красноярским краем и Хакасией, у посёлка Черёмушки, возле Саяногорска. Является верхней ступенью Енисейского каскада ГЭС. Уникальная арочно-гравитационная плотина станции высотой 242 м — самая высокая плотина России и одна из высочайших плотин мира. Название станции происходит от названий Саянских гор и расположенного неподалёку от станции села Шушенское, широко известного в СССР как место ссылки В. И. Ленина.Строительство Саяно-Шушенской ГЭС, начатое в 1963 году, было официально завершено только в 2000 году. В ходе строительства и эксплуатации ГЭС имели место проблемы, связанные с разрушением водосбросных сооружений и образованием трещин в плотине, позднее успешно решённые.
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  • If in Sayanogorsk never visited GES-trip was in vain! A grand design that impresses and day and night. Easier still by taxi because walking from the bus in the village. Cheryomushki minutes 20 quick step on the road
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  • The dam Sayano-Shushenskaya HPP is unique in size and complexity of the erection of a hydraulic structure. It is the highest dam in Russia: 245 meters meters (as MSU in Moscow) and the most powerful hydroelectric power station in Russia. Amount of concrete used in the construction of the dam is equal to the number of concrete, which would be necessary for the construction of a highway from Saint Petersburg to Vladivostok. I saw the last time this year 2006 dam, i.e. before the catastrophe of the year 2006. Then the observation platform was higher. Now she's at the bottom, the road ends here. Several far from the dam. Monument to first appeared gidrostroitelâm. We have come a few times on foot of Trees, where they lived. Approximately 2 km. During the day you can go on the footpath along the Yenisei River. But at night SŠGÈ much more spectacular than in the daytime. Dam (and the monument too) very nicely highlighted, not worse. Night sight to see and photograph! It really liked it! The only trouble: walking in utter darkness on the highway (in the impenetrable darkness go on the footpath along the coast not ventured, nothing is not visible). And when you walk along the highway, at least the type of markup. A little strange that such a huge number of generated electricity there is no possibility to illuminate the road to the SŠGÈ ... She's so secure as we first thought. If cars go with headlights, and they are visible from afar, the local cyclists, which is not so little was on the road, without exception, all moved with — lights, moreover, almost silently, and a couple of times we barely uvernulis′ from the collision. Having a lot of SŠGÈ, an unforgettable spectacle back decided not to risk it and called a taxi. Tariff for Čeremuškam at either end 90 rubles, arrives within 5 minutes after the call. By the way, about transport. Apart from the village of Cheremushki can be reached by bus 2 and 2A for 13 roubles. But the interval of 30 minutes. And with a good summer weather, a nice walk. A lot of reading before arrival on the free tram. But he walks every hour. The local population, of course, knows the schedule, but visitors hard to orient: neither nor at bus stops on tram no information about graphics and traffic intervals. The people on the observation deck is always much. Day and night. In the afternoon a lot of tourist group accommodation, including school (holidays). Come to the wedding procession. Youth predominates at night hangout with drinking brought with them spirits, thank God, without bullying and rudeness. Unfortunately, this abundance of tourists there is no services. Souvenir tent not long ago. Memorable SŠGÈ views magnets you can buy at only around a tent on the road for about 1 km to a lookout. There is no kiosk, no water, no toilet (?!).
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  • When you think about the power behind such a mighty river as Enisey, the river that managed to divide Sayan mountains, you realize the highset level of human thought and skills that tempted such a pow...  read more »
  • In 1986 year managed to visit at the Sayano-Shushenskaya HYDROELECTRIC PLANT, inspected everything that could 4:00 for see inside and outside of the dam. The magnitude of the spectacle impressed! Dam-Krasava!
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  • This structure is staggering in its size. Europe's largest HYDROELECTRIC POWER STATION-volzhskaya, height 44 m Sayano-Shushenskaya above in 6 times! And nourishes it Saânogorskij aluminium plant. Seems to be nothing special. But all foil and aluminum, that you can see around you, is originally from there.
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  • Went there immediately after the accident, very shaken by their size, standing two yards from it. Class!
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  • Again there was something wrong, something burst proizošol now all the neighbour town without water, it is not known how many will be No fix all there! normally can not!
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  • I žyvu in Uptown where Gus is worth I Mage (s) each day to see
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