E.On starts construction of worlds largest power station at Surgut.

German electricity generator E.On has started work on the construction of two 400 megawatt turbines near Surgut.

When completed the turbines will make the power station the worlds largest.  Construction is part of the $3.2 Billion E.On will invest in power generator OGK-4 by 2011.

The $820 million project to build the turbines is being undertaken by General Electric and Gama, and will see the Surgut No 2 Station have a capacity of 5.6 gigawatts.  OGK-4 general director, Andrei Kitashyov says the electricity producer has secured long term gas supply contracts for the turbines with Gazprom, Novatek, and Surgutneftegaz.