Azerbaijani energy operator prepares for construction of new power station
Azerbaijan, Baku, Jan. 17 / Trend, E. Ismayilov /
The process of constructing a new modular power station in the Boyuk Shor settlement will start in Baku in 2013, Azerenergy (production and distribution of electricity in Azerbaijan) told Trend today.
The company said that at present, preparatory work is underway on new station construction. Its construction will begin soon.
"The new modular station construction in the Boyuk Shor settlement is included in the program of work, which must start in 2013", the company said. "At this stage, preliminary work is underway."
Finnish company Wärtsilä will construct a new 384-megawatt power plant. The station will run on gas. The generated electricity will be supplied to Baku's grid. The station will consist of 21 blocks.
Wärtsilä has been operating in Azerbaijan since the middle of 1990's and has already built seven power stations in Azerbaijan with a total capacity of 860 MW.
The capacity of power plants owned by Azerenergy exceeds 6,000 megawatts.
Azerenergy's balance sheet includes more than 200 substations with a capacity of 500, 330, 220 and 110 kV, as well as six hydroelectric and 13 thermal power plants.