Uzbekistan intends to construct two combined-cycle plants at Syrdarya TPP

Oil&Gas Materials 26 June 2014 13:25 (UTC +04:00)

Tashkent, Uzbekistan, June 25
By Demir Azizov- Trend:

Uzbekistan intends to build two combined-cycle gas turbine (CCGT) at Syrdarya thermal power plant, the largest thermal power plant in Central Asia, with total capacity of 900 megawatts, a source at the "Uzbekenergo" State Joint-Stock Company told Trend.

At present, "Uzbekenergo" specialist are working on the preparation of preliminary feasibility study of the project on the modernization of the Syrdarya TPP envisaging construction of two CCGT with capacity of 450 megawatts of each, the source said.

It is assumed that the new CCGTs will be built to replace retiring from service NN 3, 4 and 5 units. Their total capacity is the same 900 MW now.

It is expected that work on the preparation of preliminary feasibility study will be completed in the second half of the year.

The final cost of the project will be known after the completion of the pre-feasibility study , but, according to preliminary calculations, it will be about $1billion.

In October 2012, "Uzbekenergo" completed construction of the combined cycle gas turbine at Navoi TPP with the capacity of 478 megawatts and with the power generation of 3.4 billion kilowatt hours per year. The project cost was about $ 530 million.

"Uzbekenergo" intends to begin construction on the second CCGT at the Navoi TPP with the capacity of 450 megawatts in early 2015. The project cost is $547.2 million.

Installed capacity of the Syrdarya TPP is 3,000 megawatts (10 units of 300 megawatts each). The annual volume of electricity production in the united energy system of the republic is 13 billion kWh, which is one third of the total electricity generated in Uzbekistan.

At present, the installed capacity of the Uzbek power plant is about 12,800 megawatts. The main share of electricity - up to 90 percent is produced by 10 thermal power plants of "Uzbekenergo" with total installed capacity of 10, 600 megawatts.

Edited by CN