Uzbekistan, Tashkent, Aug.15 /Trend D.Azizov/
Uzbekenergo will complete a project to modernize the Navoi thermal power plant worth $468 million in September, a source at the company's management told Trend on Wednesday.
The source noted that the modernization of Navoi thermal power plant will be completed in September and the energy produced in combined cycle gas turbine will be available in the network.
As previously reported, the project of modernization of Navoi TPP worth $468 million includes the construction of combined cycle gas turbine with a capacity of 478 MW.
The project will provide an opportunity for additional fuel savings to generate 3.4 billion kWh of electricity annually.
Financing of the project is implemented at the expense of the Uzbek Reconstruction and Development Fund's loan in amount of $351 million.
Navoi TPP, one of the largest power plants in Central Asia with an installed capacity of 1,250 MW.
About 45 power plants with total capacity of about 12,400 MW, including 16 Uzbekenergo ones with a total capacity of 12,040 MW operate in the Uzbek power system.
According to official statistics, Uzbekistan increased electricity production by 1.3 per cent up to 52.416 billion kilowatt-hours in 2011 compared to 2010.
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