Built at a cost of $1.2 billion, the CCGT is designed to meet 15% of Uzbekistan’s electricity needs
Tashkent, April 15 - Neftegaz.RU.
Power has received an order for 2 M701JAC gas turbines, the company's latest model in its air-cooled J-Series, for a 1,5 GW class natural-gas-fired GTCC (gas turbine combined cycle) power plant under construction in Sirdarya, Uzbekistan
The JAC-Series are gas turbines featuring a forced-air-cooled combustor system and an optimized cooling structure.
They also have an extra-thick-film thermal barrier coating that enables more advanced cooling of turbine blades, and they adopt a compressor with a high pressure ratio.
The order follows the conclusion of an equipment supply agreement for the Sirdarya project between Saudi´s ACWA Power
and China Gezhouba Group Co (CGGC) as the appointed project EPC
The Sirdarya project was planned by the Uzbek Government to provide cleaner, more efficient and cost-competitive gas power that can be utilized across industries in Uzbekistan.
This new plant will have capacity equivalent to 8% of Uzbek total generation capability and will be able to meet 15% of the country
's overall power demand when complete.
Construction of the new power plant will also lead to the partial closure of existing Sirdarya thermal power plant with improved efficiency
, which is expected to result in a reduction of CO2
emissions by 2.2 million tons per year.
In addition to providing 2 high-efficiency next-generation gas turbines as the plant's core equipment, Mitsubishi Power will also provide technical advisers to support construction and commissioning and 25-year long term service agreement to support reliable operation.