BAKU, Azerbaijan, Apr. 2
By Klavdiya Romakayeva - Trend:
The Turkish Aksa Enerji company implements investment projects in the Tashkent region of Uzbekistan for the construction and operation of two thermal power plants (TPP) with a total capacity of 470 MW, Trend reports referring to the press service of the Ministry of Energy of Uzbekistan.
It is reported that thermal power plants, which will use combined-cycle plants and gas piston plants are being built on seven hectares of land in the Kibray region to the west of the operating Tashkent TPP.
The total cost of projects is $300 million, fully funded by foreign direct investment. The stations, which are planned to be commissioned in the fourth quarter of this year, will generate 3.9 billion kilowatt-hours of electricity per year.
It is noted that the use of energy-efficient installations will save up to 550 million cubic meters of natural gas per year.
As part of the implementation of the projects, an investment agreement was signed between Aksa Enerji and the Ministry of Investments and Foreign Trade, as well as an agreement on the purchase of electricity with JSC National Electric Grids of Uzbekistan.
At the same time, Aksa Enerji has launched a project for the construction and operation of a thermal power plant in the Bukhara region, where technology-based on gas piston units will also be used. Within the framework of this project, land surveys are being carried out to start the construction of a new thermal power plant with a capacity of 270 MW.
It is reported that the construction of these TPPs has begun and about 900 workers will be involved. In addition, 220 new jobs will be created with the commissioning of the plant.
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