Mon 07 2016 09:38:14
Tashkent, Uzbekistan (UzDaily.com) -- The Government of Uzbekistan is planning to attract a loan of the Asian Development (ADB) to expansion of Talimarjan thermal power station in Kashkadarya region in south of Uzbekistan.
According to the website of the ADB, Uzbekistan plans to attract the loan for US$450 million to realization of the second stage of modernization of Talimarjan thermal power station.
It is expected that preliminary feasibility study of the project will be developed by the end of 2016. The ADB will consider credit application in the beginning of 2017.
The project will envisage construction of two 450-megawatt combined cycle power plants in Talimarjan. The preliminary cost of the project is US$900 million.
Currently, South Korean Daewoo and Hyundai are implementing a project on modernization of Talimarjan thermal power station for US$861 million.
The consortium will construct two 450-megawatt combined cycle power plants in Talimarjan. Mitsubishi Corporation of Japan supplies combined cycle power plants. It is expected that the project will be implemented by the end of 2016.
The project cost is US$1.28 billion. The Government of Uzbekistan attracted ADB loan for US$350 million and loan of Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA) forUS$300 million, Fund for Reconstruction and Development of Uzbekistan- US$250 million and own resources of Uzbekenergo.
First power block of Talimarjan thermal power station was commissioned in December 2004. The designed capacity of the block is 800 megawatt. The construction cost was US$400 million. Launch of new combined cycle power plants will increase electricity production by 2.3 times – to 10.4 billion KWH a year.
Construction of two new combined cycle power plants will allow to increase production of electricity up to 20.4 billion KWH a year.