Fri 08 2016 09:30:40
Tashkent, Uzbekistan (UzDaily.com) -- Consortium of South Korean companies completed construction of the second combined-cycle gas turbine with capacity of 450 MW at the Talimarjan thermal power plant in Kashkadarya region. Abdusami Normuminov said to UzA agency said that the second block started to generate electricity. He noted that the third block will start its operation by the end of 2016. With full realization of the project production capacity of the plant will be 2600 megawatts, it allow saving more than 1 billion cubic meters of natural gas per year. Hyundai Engineering and Construction Ltd. delivered to date technological equipment for US$313.92 million. The company completed installation and commissioning of 1- BHC and initiated the transmission of electricity in the system. In the result of launch of the second unit at the Talimarjan thermal power plant will annually produce an additional 7.2 billion kilowatt/hours of electricity. 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.