Unit 1 of the Lidio Ramón Pérez thermoelectric plant, in Felton, in Mayarí (Holguín), which broke down this week, was restarted on Thursday, official media reported. However, despite the fact that this Friday it reached 230 megawatts, the state of the plant continues to generate uncertainty.
On April 14, Vice Prime Minister Ramiro Valdés Menéndez was informed of the repair required by unit 1 due to “a water leak on the right side wall of the boiler”, which was what motivated his departure from the National Electric System (SEN) on Tuesday.
The repair of the fault in unit 1 of Felton would be carried out when other plants were in operation, according to the engineer Euclides Rodríguez Mejías.
In any case, unit 2 is still out of service, affected by the large fire which he suffered at the beginning of July. The rehabilitation of this block, which in September 2022 was designated by the Government as a “first order task”still in project.
On April 14, Vice Prime Minister Ramiro Valdés Menéndez was informed of the repair that Unit 1 required due to “a water leak on the right side wall of the boiler.”
Until last Friday, the dismantling of the dome and the boiler structures had been halted until specialized lifting devices were imported, particularly hydraulic lifts with the capacity to suspend more than 60 tons, published radius angle.
The project director Eric Milanés Quinzán indicated that the high-pressure rotor of the turbine is being repaired in Mexico, while coordination with manufacturers continues to receive a complete offer on the scope of the project.
Meanwhile, the Island is suffering increasing blackouts. Unit 1 of the CTE Santa Cruz and unit 3 of the CTE Cienfuegos are out of service due to a breakdown. Santa Cruz del Norte, Antonio Guiteras (Matanzas), unit 4 of Carlos Manuel de Céspedes (Cienfuegos) and units 4, 5 and 6 of Antonio Maceo (Renté, Santiago de Cuba) are still undergoing maintenance.
According to the official report, from 10:00 a.m. the service began to be affected due to a deficit in power generation capacity with a maximum affected during daytime hours of 200 megawatts. 868 megawatts are unavailable due to failure and 76 are under maintenance.
It is estimated the entry of unit 1 of the CTE Santa Cruz with 65 megawatts (in the start-up process) and the recovery of 100 megawatts of distributed generation engines.
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