Azerbaijan and Iran solves the problem on construction of a new boundary power station in February
Azerbaijan, Baku Trend corr S.Aliyev / Azernenergy JSC launched preparations with Iran for the construction of the boundary power station, JSC said.
The preparations will be finished in February, 2008 and will be followed by final negotiations with the Iranian side, Azerenergy reported.
The project stipulates the construction of two power stations (one in Azerbaijan, the other in Iran) at the boundary the Araz River, in Ordubad, the Nakhchivan Autonomous Republic of Azerbaijan.
Azerbaijan plans to build a 35 MW power station. Earlier, Azerbaijan was planning to construct a 45 MW power station, which the Iranian side could not manage to do. According to Azerenergy, the final capacity of the power station in the territory of Azerbaijan will be defined after the development of the feasibility study.
The water resources of the river will be used on the parity. The stations will be in a derivative form, namely, they will be located on the outlet branches of the river, while the construction of a reservoir is not planned, i.e., the water of the power station will not be used for additional purposes and will be pumped back into the river.