Major power facility to be commissioned in Azerbaijan in 2012

Oil&Gas Materials 18 January 2012 19:17 (UTC +04:00)

Azerbaijan, Baku, Jan.18 /Trend E.Ismayilov/

Azerenergy company (production and distribution of electricity in Azerbaijan) plans to commission a gas turbine station Janub in the second half of 2012, Vice President of the company Marlene Asgarov told Trend on Wednesday.

"The construction of the station is being implemented and it can be commissioned in the third quarter of this year," he said.

Its power will hit 780 megawatts. It will work on three types of fuel - gas, diesel and fuel oil. This power plant is unique from this point of view and has no analogues in Eastern Europe and in the CIS.

The second 400-megawatt power generating unit at the Shimal station will be commissioned during 2013. The date of commissioning the unit will depend on the time of orders and delivery of necessary equipment, he said.

"So, it is difficult to talk about the terms of commissioning, but it will happen within 2013," he said.

Previously, a decision was made to construct the second 400-megawatt reactor under the contract signed with the Japanese firm Toyo Engineering. The foundation laying ceremony of a new unit was held on September 21, 2011.

A new 220-kilowatt transmission line will be laid. A number of substations that will ensure energy security of the Absheron peninsula will be built.

The capacity of electric power stations, owned by Azerenergy, is more than 6,000 megawatts.

The company has more than 200 substations with capacity of 500, 330, 220 and 110 kilovolts, as well as 6 hydroelectric power stations and 13 thermal power plants.