Uzbekenergo and Russian Power Machines are working on a phased modernization of power units at the Syrdarya thermal power plant, Uzbekenergo said.
Power Machines has started shipping the equipment, with 5.0 million euro worth of equipment delivered in December 2018.
The US$ 177.1 million turnkey reconstruction project is to be carried out in 3 phases: in 2018-2019 - power units No. 3 and No. 4, in 2019-2020 - power units No. 5 and No. 6, in 2020-2021 - power units No. 9 and No. 10. The capacity of these stations will grow from 1800 to 1950 MW.
In addition, the upgraded and reconstructed power units will be equipped not only with heat-mechanical and electrical equipment, but also with an automated process control system in power units.
Vnesheconombank (Russia) will provide $ 132 million loan of the total US$ 187.3 million project, with the rest to be funded by the Uzbek side.
The Syrdarya thermal power plant was commissioned in 1981 with installed capacity of 3.2 thousand MW. The annual electricity output is at 13 billion kWh, or 32% of the total electricity produced in Uzbekistan.