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Turbine rotor assembly and balancing area. This is a steam turbine, for use in a power station. The pressure from steam passing through the turbine causes the turbine to rotate. Combined with magnets, this rotation generates electricity. This turbine is being assembled at the Silovye Mashiny metalworks in St Petersburg, Russia. Photographed in 2007.
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