‘Enterprise for research, design and construction of hydropower facilities ‘White Coal’ LLC was established in 1991 by employees of the Department of Water Energy Use of Moscow State University of Civil Engineering (former MISI).
The main activities of White Coal LLC are as follows:
- Mathematical modeling and calculations of pressure systems and hydraulic units of hydroelectric power plants, pumped storage power plants with upstream and downstream surge tanks, tidal power plants, pumping stations in cooling systems and technical water supply of nuclear power plants, including responsible consumers;
- Development of computer programs for calculating transient processes in the above systems (starts and stops of hydraulic units in complex branched pressure systems, including those with surge tanks, load/discharge changing, load rejection of hydroelectric power plants and pumped storage power plants, starts, stops, impute failure, automatic re-engagement in NPP cooling systems, etc.). For many years, our programs have been used by domestic manufacturers of hydroturbines ‘Power Machines – LMZ’, ‘Tyazhmash’, foreign companies ‘Turboinstitut’, ‘Hidroing’ (Slovenia), Vaptek (Bulgaria). During the existence of the organization, there was no case that the results of the calculations diverged from the results of field tests of the systems of hydroelectric power plants, pumped storage power plants, nuclear power plants;
- Field tests of pressure systems and hydraulic units (turbines, pumps, pump-turbines) in transient processes and efficiency (including dozens of HPPs, the Moscow Canal, Kursk NPP-1 and Kudankulam NPP in India).
The organization has been a member of SRO Association ‘ENERGOPROEKT’ since 2010.
Since 1993 in Vitebskenergo of the Republic of Belarus successfully operates the small Dobromyslyanskaya HPP with serial pumps and engines as turbines and generators. All work from the idea and project to construction and commissioning was carried out by our company.