First phase of gas-turbine power plant in West Kazakhstan announced

Oil&Gas Materials 7 November 2011 11:36 (UTC +04:00)

Kazakhstan, Astana, Nov.7 / Trend, A. Maratov /

The scheduled dates of construction of the first phase of the gas-turbine power plant in West Kazakhstan is 2013-2015, were announced at a meeting held in the Fedorovka village in West Kazakhstan region's Terektinsky district, JSC NC KazMunaiGas press-service said on Monday.

"The scheduled dates of the construction of the power station's first phase will take place between 2013 to 2015, whilst the second phase will be between 2020- 2021. The development will be of great importance for the region's development with around 300 people employed during the construction phase, whilst about 100 people will be employed during the operational one. Commissioning of the power plant will have a positive effect on the region's economy and address electricity shortage and eliminate dependence on imported energy," the report says.

According to the national company, the proposed project is a phased one covering electricity shortfalls and inexpensive power supplies from neighbouring countries.

"From the ecological point of view the facility is no threat to the public and the environment. Compliance with the technology of construction and the operation of the gas-turbine power plant, as well as measures aimed at reducing the negative impact, will ensure a sufficiently low impact on all components of the environment," the press release says.

The organisers of the hearings are LLP Board of KMG Enterprises Under Construction , acting as the project customer on behalf of JSC NC KazMunaiGas, the JSC Kazakh Oil and Gas Institute , the developer of the feasibility study of the project, the Centre for Remote Sensing and Geographic Information Systems Terra and the executing officer of the projects on the assessment of the impact on the environment.