Uzbekistan, Tashkent, Oct. 24 / Trend , D.Azizov /
Uzbek President Islam Karimov has approved a feasibility study of the Energy Efficiency in Tashkent project, which will use cogeneration high-performance gas turbine technology, Uzbekenergo told Trend on Monday.
In February last year, Mr. Karimov signed a special resolution allowing, the project to be fast tracked along with the carrying out of construction works on the Tashkent Thermal Power Plant along the simultaneous development of construction documents prior to approval of the feasibility study by the government.
The project is based on the proposals of the Japanese Organization for the Development of Energy and Industrial Technology (NEDO).
In July 2009, Uzbekenergo signed a contract with Japan's Tohoku Electric Power Co to implement a project to build a gas turbine unit with a design capacity of 27 MW. Under the contract, Tohoku Electric Power Co will carry out the engineering side whilst Hitachi will manufacture equipment. The Marubeni Corp will supply the equipment.
Construction works at the Tashkent Thermal Power Plant were launched in March 2010 and completion is planned for the second half of 2013.