14 Dec 2017 12:20

Russian Energy Ministry has questions for Crimean cos over power plant infrastructure

SEVASTOPOL. Dec 14 (Interfax) - The construction of the Sevastopol and Simferopol combined cycle thermal power plants in Crimea is not behind schedule, but there are questions for a number of Crimean state companies regarding infrastructure connecting to the plants, Russian Deputy Energy Minister Andrei Cherezov told reporters on Thursday.

"There is no lag in construction. There are questions regarding connecting infrastructure - the gas pipeline and transmission scheme, here we currently have questions for Chernomorneftegaz and Krymenergo," Cherezov said.

He also said that the deadlines for completing the plants have not changed. "Under [Russian] government resolutions, in May [2018] the first stage and in June the second stage, the second units, which will be launched at both plants," Cherezov said.