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Ellis expertise secures Moscow power project


A range of cable saddles designed specifically to secure extra high voltage (EHV) cables has ensured Yorkshire cable cleat manufacturer, Ellis has won the order to supply a unique Hydro Accumulative power plant in Russia’s Moscow Region.

Ellis’ Centaur cable saddles were specified by Russian cable engineering and cable supply company, Systec LLC for use in the second phase development of the Zagorskaya Pumped Storage Plant (PSP), which is located in the administrative district’s Sergiev Posad area. The plant uses two lakes at different altitudes to generate sufficient power to cope with peak demands in Moscow, and when complete will deliver 1,200 megawatts (MW) of generated power and 1,320 MW of consumable power.

Explaining the reason for specifying Ellis’ Centaur cable saddles, Pavel Udovitsky, a senior project manager for Systec, said: “We knew that Ellis had developed a cable cleat for EHV cables and when we spoke to them about the benefits it would bring to this project, the answers they provided left us in absolutely no doubt that its Centaur cable saddle was the ideal specification option.”

Centaur is a heavy-duty extruded aluminium saddle cleat that was designed and developed in-house by Ellis in response to a serious safety issue surrounding the restraint of high voltage (HV) and EHV cables up to 160mm in diameter.