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Uzbekistan commissioned 240 MW thermal power plant

Uzbekistan’s electricity generation is currently dominated by gas, with ageing and inefficient thermal plants near the end of their operating life, The new plant is expected to be almost twice as efficient as older models,

Uzbekistan commissioned 240 MW thermal power plant

Tashkent, March 31 - Neftegaz.RU. The ceremony of launch of the thermal power plant and the start of construction of the 220 MW piston power plant in Syrdarya region was attended by Uzbekistan´s President Shavkat Mirziyoyev and Turkey’s President Recep Tayyip Erdogan.

The TPP, built by the Turkish company Cengiz Enerji and located in the Tashkent region, will produce 1.9 bln kWh of electricity per year and cost $150 mln.
Power plant will be operated by Cengiz Enerji for 25 years.

The natural gas to be used in the power plant will be supplied by Uztransgaz, Uzbekistan's gas supply company.
Uzbek 1st deputy energy minister Azim Akhmedkhadjaev said:
  • The thermal power plant and a gas piston plant, both employing the very latest technology, will contribute greatly to the efficiency and capacity of Uzbekistan’s energy production
  • In total, there are 6 plants built by Turkish countries in Uzbekistan, 4 already completed, 1 new commissioned and another 1 with construction just started – demonstrating the close Uzbek-Turkish energy cooperation
The separate gas piston power plant, located in the Syrdarya region, will produce 1.76 bln kWh of electricity per year.
The $140 mln plant is scheduled to open in September.

According to a statement from the Ministry of Energy, energy-saving devices will be featured in both plants, enabling savings of 440 million m3 of natural gas per year.

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