21 Jun 2010 13:55

Gazprom to invest 200 bln rubles under power capacity contracts

MOSCOW. June 21 (Interfax) - The Gazprom Group commits to investing 200 billion rubles in new capacity under power capacity contracts, Denis Fyodorov, head of Gazprom Energy Holding, told reporters.

Fyodorov said the volume of new capacity contracts, as cleared with the Energy Ministry recently, had increased. He said some of the generating companies (OGK-3, OGK-6, Mosenergo and TGK-1) did not keep to the schedule for some projects and incurred fines, expressed in additional construction volumes.

He said Mosenergo commits to building five turbines: two 420-Megawatt turbines at the #16 CHP plant, one 420MW turbine at the #20 CHP plant and a 10 MW turbine at the #12 CHP plant.

St Petersburg-based TGK-1 will build two turbines at the Pervomaiskaya CHP plant, a 450MW one at the #22 CHP plant, a 420MW turbine at the #5 CHP plant and new capacity at the Okhta-Center site (or a new 100MW turbine at the adjacent #1CHP plant).

OGK-6 recently commissioned a new turbine at the Ryazan GRES power plant and still has to build or commission 800 MW at the Kirishi GRES, 420 MW at the Cherepovets and 330 MW at the Novo-Cherkasskaya plants.

Fyodorov said Gazprom plans to round off its capacity contract commitments by 2016, by when the group's overall generating capacity will rise to 44.8 gigawatts from 36.8 gigawatts.

Earlier reports said the group has also undertaken to build the 360 MW Adler heat and power plant and a second unit at the Kaliningrad #2 CHP plant (450 MW).