Iran puts 2nd phase of Tajikistan’s Sangtoudeh-2 power plant in operation
Baku, Azerbaijan, April 30
By Fatih Karimov - Trend:
Iranian experts completed the second phase of the Sangtoudeh-2 power plant in Tajikistan and connected it to Tajikistan's national power grid.
Two 110MW units of the power plant are now supplying power to the national power grid, Iran's IRIB reported on April 30.
Mehdi Malekpour, the director of Sangtoudeh dam and power plant, said all the designing and building operations have been conducted by Iranian engineers.
The first turbine of Sangtoudeh-2 power plant, some 180 kilometers from the capital, Dushanbe, was inaugurated in 2011 simultaneous with Tajikistan's Independence Day.
Iran and Tajikistan have invested around $180 million and $40 million respectively in the project. The Iranian contractor will hand the plant to Tajikistan in 12 years.
Edited by C.N.