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Uzbekistan Announced Tender for Modernization of the Syrdarya Thermal Power Station

16 May 2012

http://www.uzdaily.com of 5/16/2012 - The Syrdarya thermal power station announced tender on selection of general contractor on designing, supply, assembly and commissioning of equipment and training of personal within the project "Full-scale modernization of two energy blocks of Syrdarya thermal power station".

In line with tender conditions, the first energy unit should be commissioned on 1 October 2013 and the second one - 1 December 2013. The starting price of customer is US$57.3 million. Tender proposals are received till 11 July 2012.

Within the project, it is planned to carry out wide-scale reconstruction of two power units with the capacity of 300 megawatts each. In the result, the station's capacity will grow by 50 megawatts.

The project is financed due to loan of the Fund for Reconstruction and Development of Uzbekistan and own resources of Uzbekenergo.

Syrdarya thermal power station was commissioned with designed capacity of 3,000 megawatts (10 power units with capacity of 300 megawatts each). The station supplies 13 billion kilowatt/hour electricity to General Electricity Supply System of Uzbekistan or 32% of total power volume, produced in Uzbekistan.

In 2002, Gemany's Siemens AG carried out reconstruction works with the cost of US$45.4 million. The project envisaged modernization of two power units. The project was financed by the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (US$27.8 million) and own funds of Uzbekenergo. In June 2009, Russia's Siloviyi Mashini repared the fifth power unit. The project cost for about US$20 million was financed by Uzbekenergo's own resources.

Syrdarya thermal power station is the largest power generating station in Uzbekistan and Central Asia. The station produces one third of consumed electricity in Uzbekistan.