UzbekEnergo and General Electric (GE), as part of the official visit of Uzbek President Shavkat Mirziyoyev to the United States, signed several deals expanding cooperation in the field energy, GE said.
The parties agreed to consider the possibility of building of a new 660 MW capacity combined-cycle unit at the Tashkent TPP with GE’s H-class gas turbine. According to the GE officials, the H-class turbines are the most powerful and the high-performance in the world. In particular, at the combined-cycle plant in Nagoya (Japan) in 2018 the efficiency factor was 63.08% and was recorded in the Guinness Book of Records.
In addition, GE and UzbekEnergo agreed to form a working group. which will analyze the prospects for applying high-efficiency technologies in steam generation for new coal-fired power units in Uzbekistan. As the company said, the use of GE technologies can increase operational figures of power units through more efficient coal combustion, including high-ash species, and to ensure compliance with international emission ceilings.
"We are pleased with the current uphill trend of cooperation with UzbekEnergo which is aimed at increasing the productivity and eco-friendliness of the Uzbekistan’s energy facilities," said Bela Ferenczi, GE General Manager for Central Asia and Azerbaijan. "The use of GE’s high-end technologies will help provide the households and enterprises in Uzbekistan with high-quality and reliable energy supply."
"For sustainable operation of power facilities, UzbekEnergo is implementing a long-term investment program to build new and modernize existing energy facilities," said Ulugbek Mustafayev, chairman of the board of UzbekEnergo . – GE’s equipment has already proved its high reliability and efficiency. We expect that enhanced partnership ties with GE will help achieve sustainable economic growth and stable operation of the Uzbekistan’s power industry."
GE was the main supplier of equipment for the 370 MW capacity CCGT unit at the Tashkent TPP. GE is currently working with Hyundai Engineering to build two 230-280 MW CCGT units at the Takhiatash TPP.