Kazakhstan GRES-1 power plant undergoes modernization
Baku, Azerbaijan, Nov. 17
By Elena Kosolapova - Trend:
Kazakhstan GRES-1 power plant is implementing huge investment program on modernization, the company reported on Nov. 17.
The program envisages several stages of modernization of five operating power-generating units and recovery of three non-operating units.
Moreover, electrostatic precipitators will be launched at the power plant which will minimize the impact on the environment.
The plant has a schedule of program on modernization and rehabilitation of its design capacity up to 2016.
The total cost of this program is over 280 billion tenge (180.87 tenge = $1).
Currently the plant is working on the restoration of the power-generating unit No 2 and the project is at the final stage. The unit will be equipped with high-efficiency electrostatic precipitator of new generation with a 99.6 percent degree of ash collection. The project will cost 61.5 billion tenge.
GRES-1 is one of the first power plants which implemented the project on reconstruction of the chemical water treatment system. The project cost over 3 billion tenge and was a part of a major investment program of GRES-1.
During the reconstruction the chemical water treatment system was transferred to the latest membrane technology, which significantly increased the reliability of the system and allowed to reduce the operating costs.
Moreover the quality of the water improved as its rigidity and electrical conductivity decreased.
Moreover the company installed high-efficiency electrostatic precipitator of new generation at all power generating units in operation. This measure reduced the level of dust in furnace gas from 1,500 milligrams per square meter to 400 milligrams per square meter.
Edited by S.I.