Mitsubishi to build another combined cycle plant in Uzbekistan
Global integrated business enterprise Mitsubishi and Mitsubishi Hitachi Power Systems (MHPS) have secured a full turnkey contract from joint stock company Uzbekenergo (UE) to build a combined-cycle power plant at the Turakurgan Thermal Power Station in eastern Uzbekistan.
As per the terms of the contract, MHPS will supply the main components and Turkey-based construction company Calik Enerji Sanayi ve Ticaret will be providing other components required for the construction of the plant.
The Turkish construction firm will also be responsible for handling inland transportation and conducting civil engineering and installation works.
The plant is scheduled for completion in 2020, when it will be able to supply 900MW of power. The project will be receiving financial assistance from an official development assistance (ODA) loan provided by the Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA) and Uzbek Government funds.
With the aging infrastructure of the existing power plants in Uzbekistan, the government has been urged to upgrade existing facilities and build an additional power plant in the country, which would ensure seamless power supply.