4 Apr 2018 17:41

Uzbekistan planning to launch first power unit of TPP in Fergana Valley by 2020

TASHKENT. April 4 (Interfax) - JSC Uzbekenergo is planning to complete construction work and launch the first combined cycle gas turbine (CCGT) at the under-construction Turakurgan Thermal Power Plant (TPP) in Namangan Region.

Management for the construction of Turakurgan TPP told Interfax that the installation of equipment for the first power unit is scheduled to start at the end of this year. The second CCGT unit should be launched in March 2020 according to the work plan.

Currently, the construction of the main infrastructure facilities, concrete plant and work on the construction of the plant building are under way.

Uzbekenergo started building the Turakurgan TPP in 2014. The first stage involves two 450 MW CCGT units and costs $1.196 billion. Financing has come from Uzbekenergo's own funds and a $704 million loan from the Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA). The general contractor is a consortium of Mitsubishi Corp. and Mitsubishi Hitachi Power Systems Ltd (MHPS), with whom a $749.43 million contract was concluded.

Uzbekistan is planning to build another two CCGT units at the Turakurgan TPP in the future in a second stage. The preliminary cost of the expansion is $910 million.