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Participation in construction and reconstruction of power supply infrastructure as part of the program of preparation for 2018 FIFA World Cup

As a part of preparation for the 2018 FIFA World Cup, in 2016, NIPOM took part in the construction of a significant facility, the Stadium RP-121 10 kV Distribution Station energizing directly the main football arena of Nizhny Novgorod, the stadium with the seating capacity of 45,000 places.

Rounds of 1/8 and Quarterfinals of the FIFA World Cup will be held in Nizhny Novgorod in the summer of 2018. The teams of Argentina and Croatia, Sweden and South Korea, Switzerland and Costa Rica, England and Panama will meet on the Nizhny Novgorod stadium.

Description of the Project

To build Stadium RP-121, NIPOM manufactured and supplied a 2BKTPB-10/0.4 kV modular packaged transformer substation in a concrete shell with two transformers. The substation comprises four modules; RU-10 kV has single-end service assembled chambers (KSO) with sulfur hexafluoride load-break switches.

As part of this project, employees of the power company completed construction and installation work related to installation of the building of the distribution transforming substation on the foundation, laid two 10 kV cable lines from Strelka Substation and one 10 kV cable line from the Meshcherskaya Substation with a total length of 12.35 km, brought the cable lines in the distribution substation.

According to the Unified Technical Policy in the power grid complex, the substation has the minimum dimensions, providing an appropriate level of safety, including environmental safety, and ease of operation, while facing of the whole facade enables the Stadium 10 kV RP-121 Station to fit into the architectural look of the football arena.

After the start-up operations and integrated testing of new equipment, the power facility was recognized to be in line with the design documents and ready for commissioning.


The constructed Stadium RP-121 Station will provide a high level of reliability and quality of power supply for the stadium not only during the 2018 FIFA World Cup, but also for sport and entertainment activities in the future.

Rosseti PJSC, branch of IRDGC of Center and Volga Region PJSC, Nizhnovenergo, Stadium RP-121 Station,

Russia, Nizhny Novgorod

Redistribution, transportation of electricity in the Nizhny Novgorod Region and consumer connection to electric grids

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As a part of the investment program related to the preparation for the World Cup, Nizhny Novgorod power engineers reconstructed six cable lines (CL), 13 transformer substations (TS) and one distribution substation. Utility connection of the training ground in the Meshcherskoe Ozero micro district, of buildings and structures relating to the temporary infrastructure of the World Cup around the Nizhny Novgorod Stadium, and a remote station for inspection of truck transport in Akimov Street were completed.

The first power facility for the World Cup was the Strelka 110/10 kV Indoor Substation commissioned in 2014. Its power would be used to energize the football arena, the Strelka Metro Station and other facilities