Kazakhstan ratifies agreement with South Korea on Balkhash TPP
Azerbaijan, Baku, Apr. 30 / Trend E. Kosolapova/
The President of Kazakhstan Nursultan Nazarbayev signed the law 'On ratification of the Agreement between the Government of the Republic of Kazakhstan and the Government of the Republic of Korea in the field of development, financing, design, construction, operation and maintenance of Balkhash TPP', Presidential Press Service reported on Tuesday.
According to the agreement, the shareholders of Balkhash TPP Samruk-Energy company of Kazakhstan, and Korea Electric Power Corporation and Samsung C&T Corporation of South Korea. The intergovernmental agreement is aimed at the development of the inter-governmental cooperation between Kazakhstan and the Republic of Korea, and the successful implementation of the 'Construction of the Balkhash Thermal Power Plant' project in Kazakhstan.
The Government is going to complete the project examination in August 2013.
As reported before, the financing structure of the project involves borrowings (70 percent) and the shareholders' contributions (30 percent) in the amount equal to their shares in Balkhash TPP project: Samruk-Energy (25 percent plus one share) and Samsung C&T Corporation (75 percent minus one share).
Kazakhstan's share in the capital of Balkhash TPP is 45.335 billion tenge ($ 1 - 151.24 tenge).