I.Metshin: “Thermal energy provision should outpace construction”
In the Azino district boiler house of JSC Tatenergo by the end of 2021, it
is planned to put into operation a new, third in a row, hot water boiler. This
is due to a boom in the construction of residential buildings and social
facilities in the area. The introduction of the boiler will increase the
production of thermal energy in this area by a third. Today, the Mayor of Kazan
Ilsur Metshin got acquainted with the progress of work in the boiler house.
“The most important work of the urban economy system
is to provide heat to the residential buildings, enterprises, and social
facilities. Especially now, when abnormal cold weather is coming. The Azino
boiler house is quite new. However, Kazan is rapidly developing. We annually
introduce about a million square meters of housing. We plan to increase this number
and, accordingly, the infrastructure. The provision of thermal energy should outpace
the construction. Therefore, in the coming years, we will introduce a new
boiler, which will allow us to increase the consumption of thermal energy in
this area by a third. Construction is going according to plan, and by the end
of the year we will be able to increase the capacity of the boiler house by
more than 100 Gcal/h”, - Ilsur Metshin said during the visit.
The Azino district boiler house of JSC Tatenergo was
put into operation in 1987 with the completion of the construction of the first
hot water boiler. In 1994, due to the increase in heating loads, a second
boiler was installed. To date, the total heat capacity of the boiler house is
360 Gcal / h.
In preparation for the autumn-winter period of 2020,
the gas pipeline at the boiler house was upgraded, the pressing equipment of heating
pumps and gas-burning devices of two boilers was replaced, and the power supply
schemes were renovated.
From the Azino boiler house a heat supply is received
by the neighborhood Azino-1 and Azino-2, where about 160 thousand people live.
In total, the boiler house provides heat to 617 facilities, including 464
social facilities: 393 residential buildings, 15 schools, 44 kindergartens, 12
In addition, it is planned to introduce 1.7 million
sq. m. of housing and social facilities for 60 thousand residents in the heat
supply zone of the Azino boiler house. It is expected that by 2025, the heat
load here will increase by 106.42 Gcal / h. The introduction of a third
hot-water boiler will allow providing new facilities with thermal energy. It is
planned to be put into operation at the end of this year.
As of today, the project is completed and undergone
state expertise. The boiler house has already been supplied with a hot water
boiler, heating pumps, electric power equipment, a reserve fuel tank, and water
treatment facilities. The work was completed by 24%.
Presently, JSC Tatenergo provides heat to almost all
residential buildings in Kazan – 6.2 million Gcal/year is produced here. JSC Kazenergo
produces more than 2 million Gcal / year. Less than 1% of the
total heat balance in the city is provided by 50 boiler houses.