Russia’s UES has prepared a Forecast of Demand for capital investments in power equipment based on its investment programme through to 2011. The forecast is effectively a consolidated equipment order for power engineering companies and energy equipment suppliers with which UES sets out its long-term order book.

The total investment programmes will reach RUB3.1 trillion (US$119 billion) with UES companies spending over RUB1.8 trillion (US$69 billion) on new power projects.

According to UES, its hydro arm, HydroWGC, will need 45 hydro turbines with a combined capacity of 5,000 MW, 43 generators, and 18 transformers with a capacity of 3,500 MW. A further 25 hydro turbines with the combined capacity of 252 MW and 25 generators are also needed to modernize small-scale hydro plants, the company says.

By 2011, collectively UES intends to build 34,200 MW of new generating capacity.