The Surgutskaya GRES-2 (Surgut-2) combined cycle gas-fired power station is located in the Russian city of Surgut in the Khanty-Mansiysk Autonomous Okrug – Yugra. With an installed capacity of 5,597 MW, Surgut-2 is the biggest gas-fired power station in the world.
Construction of Surgut-2 began in 1979. The necessity to construct the power plant was caused by the rapid growth of the oil and gas production in the north Thymen region in the early 1980s, which required a drastic increase in electric power generation.
The Surgut-2 power station consists of six 800 MW power units and two advanced gas-fired combined cycle units. The first two power units of the plant were commissioned in 1985, and the last power unit of the plant was put into operation in 1988, resulting in an installed capacity of 4,800 MW. In 2011, the power station was extended with two combined cycle units, which were commissioned with a combined capacity of 797.1 MW.
Surgut-2 consumes approximately 10 billion m3 of natural gas annually, which mostly comes from the oilfields in the Thymen region.
In 2014, the power station generated 37,886 kWh of electricity – supplying energy to nearly 40% of the population in Russia.
The facility is owned and operated by E.ON Russia.