Baku, Azerbaijan, April 20
By Fikret Dolukhanov – Trend:
Construction of the first power unit of the Turakurgan thermal power plant (TPP) in the Namangan region of Uzbekistan is going in accordance with the plan, a source in the Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA) Uzbekistan office told Trend.
“Earthwork has been completed, and foundation work is going to be completed in May 2018. Both Combined Cycle Gas Turbines (CCGT) units are expected to be delivered to the site by October 2018. The construction is in accordance with the plan,” the source said.
It was reported earlier that the first power unit of the Turakurgan TPP in the Namangan region of Uzbekistan will be put into operation in December 2019.
Commissioning of the second power unit (450 megawatts each) and the power plant's output to full capacity are planned for March 2020. The TPP is planned to generate up to 7 billion kWh of electricity per year.
The international consortium of Japanese Mitsubishi Corporation and Mitsubishi Hitachi Power Systems Ltd signed a contract with JSC "Uzbekenergo" on construction of two power units of Turakurgan TPP in 2016. The contract amounted to $749.43 million, total cost of the project - up to $1.2 billion.
The Turkish Calik Enerji Sanayi ve Ticaret AS is the partner of the consortium in construction of certain components.
The project is financed by the $704-million loan from the Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA), a $300-million loan from the Fund for Reconstruction and Development of Uzbekistan and by own funds of “Uzbekenergo”.
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