Baku, Azerbaijan, April 16
Azerenergy OJSC has accelerated the construction process of the new Shimal-2 power station, the groundbreaking of which was held with the participation of President Ilham Aliyev, Trend reports referring to the company.
The station, with a capacity of 400 megawatts, is nearing its completion. Test work is carried out every week at the station, together with the specialists from Mitsubishi. The Shimal-2 power station will be commissioned during the summer of this year.
Repair, commissioning and restoration work was carried out in recent months by specialists from Azerenergy at the Shimal-1 power station, located in the village of Shuvalan not far from Baku, as part of the program for the rehabilitation of the power system of Azerbaijan.
According to the company, the damaged unit of the station block was replaced with a new one. Work was suspended at the station due to the replacement of equipment, and both local and foreign specialists were invited. The fuel compressor was replaced, and other units of power plant equipment were cleaned and replaced during the course of the work.
After the completion of the repair work, testing was carried out at the station together with specialists from Mitsubishi, General Electric and ABB, after which the power station resumed its operation.
Reconstruction, repair and restoration works increased the capacity of the power plant from 350 to 380 megawatts.
Thanks to the constructed control center, stable and economical operation of both stations will be ensured. The total annual output at Shimal-1 and Shimal-2 stations will make up 5.7 billion kilowatt-hours of electricity.