Uzbekistan Commissions New Hydropower Plant

8 September 2010 (Last Updated September 8th, 2010 18:30)

Uzbekistan has commissioned the Andijan Hydro Power Station (HPS) with a total capacity of 50MW. Work on the power plant was completed earlier in the year and has been operational in test mode with a design capacity of 171.1 million kilowatts-hours of electricity, according to local new

Uzbekistan has commissioned the Andijan Hydro Power Station (HPS) with a total capacity of 50MW.

Work on the power plant was completed earlier in the year and has been operational in test mode with a design capacity of 171.1 million kilowatts-hours of electricity, according to local news sources.

The plant was built by the China National Electric Equipment Corp (CNEEC) and the Uzbek Agriculture and Water Management Ministry, under a 2007 agreement to build two hydropower stations.

CNEEC supplied the equipment and assembled two power-generating stations.

The Andijan project cost $28.5m and was financed by a $15.93m loan by the Chinese Eximbank with a government guarantee.