China XD Group completes construction of electricity supply facilities in Tashkent
Uzbekistan, Tashkent, Oct. 5 /Trend, D.Azizov/
China XD Group has completed the construction of electric power supply facilities in Tashkent, covering increasing workloads of intensified buildings, providing reliable and quality power supply of the capital, a source in Uzbekenergo State Joint Stock Company (SJC) told Trend.
As part of the project worth $52.8 million, there were built substations "Sayilogokh" with 110 kW and Keles with 220 kW, switching point "Navoi" with 110 kW and laid cable line of 110 kW with a total length of 62.3 km.
In early 2009, China China XD Group signed a contract with Uzbekenergo worth $27.74 million to supply "turnkey" equipment for the project. Building and construction works were carried out by Uzbekenergo.
The project was financed through a loan from the Chinese Eximbank in amount of $26.3 million and own funds of Uzbekenergo. The loan was provided by Eximbank in June 2009 for a period of 20 years, including five-year grace period, under two percent per annum.
Currently, Uzbekistan's power system includes 45 power plants with a total capacity of over 12,400 MW, including the total capacity of 16 power plants of Uzbekenergo - 12,040 MW.
In 2010, electricity production in Uzbekistan increased by 3.5 percent - up to 51.712 billion kW/h