South Korean consortium upgrading plant in Uzbekistan
Tashkent, Uzbekistan, Aug. 25
By Demir Azizov– Trend:
A consortium of South Korean Daewoo and Hyundai companies has commissioned a new combined cycle generating unit at the Talimarjan thermal power plant in Kashkadarya region of Uzbekistan, the plant’s director Abdusami Mormuminov told reporters.
“The installation and commissioning regarding the new combined cycle generating unit with capacity of 450 MW have been completed, and transmission of electricity to the system has started,” said Normuminov.
Completion of the second combined cycle generating unit with a similar capacity is planned for December 2016.
In March 2013, Daewoo and Hyundai companies - the winners of the tender announced by the Uzbekenergo JSC, signed a contract worth $861 million with the energy company to modernize the Talimarjan thermal power plant.
Conditions of the contract stipulate turnkey construction of two new combined cycle generating units of 450 MW each at the plant. The supplier for the new combined cycle generating unit is Japanese Mitsubishi Corporation. The project will reduce the cost of electricity produced at the plant by 30 percent.