Korean consortium to build power units at Tupolang hydropower station in Uzbekistan
Tashkent, Uzbekistan, Feb. 9
By Demir Azizov- Trend:
A consortium of Korean companies Hyundai Engineering & Constructions and Daewoo International will construct two power units at the Tupolang hydropower station in Surkhandarya region (south of Uzbekistan) worth $ 78 million, the Uzbekenergo State Joint Stock Company told Trend Feb. 9.
The company representative said that the consortium won the tender for the Tupolang hydropower station modernization project in late 2014.
The tender was announced by the 'Uzbek Water Energy' specialized association (a structural subdivision of the Ministry of Agriculture and Water Resources of Uzbekistan).
Two power units with a capacity of 72.5 MW each must be built on a "turnkey" basis by 2018 as part of a contract signed between the Uzbek Water Energy association and the Korean consortium.
The project implementation will ensure the generation of electricity in the volume of 430 million kWh per year.
The project for modernization of the Tupolang hydropower plant is financed with the help of the state budget and Uzsuvenergo's own funds.
The Tupolang hydropower plant, located on the Surkhandarya River, was put into operation in 2006.
Upon completion of the modernization, the Tupolang hydropower plant's total capacity will be 175 MW.
The installed capacity of the power plants in Uzbekistan is 12.4 million kilowatt. Up to 90 percent of the electricity is produced by 10 thermal power plants owned by the state joint-stock company Uzbekenergo, with a total installed capacity of 10.6 million kilowatts.
The company's 29 hydropower plants, which have an installed capacity of 1.4 million kilowatts, are mostly united in cascades and work on the watercourse.
In 2014, Uzbekenergo increased the electricity production by 2.3 percent up to 55 billion kWh compared to 2013.
Edited by CN