Uzbekistan, Tashkent, Dec. 20th / Trend, D. Azizov /
Uzbekenergo will construct power supply facilities for Dehkanabad potash fertilizer plant (Kashkadarya region, South Uzbekistan) worth $67.5 million in September 2013, according to the investment program for 2013 that was approved by the country's leadership.
It was reported that two transformer substations with a capacity of 125,000 KW with two high-voltage lines, each bearing 220 KV with a length of 74 kilometers and 110 KV with a length of 32 kilometers are planned to be built to provide the Dehkanabad Potash fertilizer plant with energy.
Chinese Xian Electric will provide the plant's open distribution system, and Shanghai Electric (autotransformers), Russian-Uzbek joint venture "Uzelektroapparat-Electric" (high voltage equipment), the Russian Company "Tehnostroyimpeks" (communication equipment) and British Welberg (substation equipment) will supply equipment.
Finance will be provided by Uzbekenergo's own funds and a loan worth $37.5 million from the Uzbek Fund for Reconstruction and Development.
The new plant area will increase capacity by three times - up to 600,000 tons of potash per year. About 350,000 tons will be exported.
China's Eximbank will allocate $110.5 million, the Uzbek Fund for Reconstruction and Development - $128.1 million and Uzbekhimprom - $16.1 million to finance the project.
The first production unit of the Dehkanabad potash fertilizer production plant is worth $123.7 million and has a production capacity of 200,000 tons of potash fertilizers per year. It was commissioned in September, 2010.
The plant was built on the base of the Tyubegata potassium salts deposit in the Kashkadarya region bordering Turkmenistan. Total industrial reserves hit 400.2 million tons with potassium chloride at 36.8%. The most promising part of the deposit with reserves of 200 million tons is situated in Uzbekistan.