Uzbekistan wraps up Kadyrinskaya Hydropower plant modernisation

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Uzbekistan’s Energy Ministry has introduced the completion on time of the three-year mission to modernise the Kadyrinskaya Hydropower Plant, which was marked in a ceremony attended by international companions and representatives from the Kadyrinskaya HPP-Three plant and Uzbekhydroenergo, Uzbekistan’s state hydropower producer and developer.

“The modernisation of the Kadyrinskaya HPP-3 plant is a great step forward in making effective use of Uzbekistan’s hydropower potential and forming a unified system for managing water and energy resources,” Uzbekistan’s Deputy Energy Minister Sherzod Khodjaev stated. “Progress in Uzbekistan’s hydropower industry will increase energy efficiency and the contribution of renewable energy to the country’s energy balance,” he added.

The modernisation of Kadyrinskaya HPP-Three was in cooperation with a number one Chinese hydropower enterprise and a crew of Chinese specialists, Uzbekistan’s Energy Ministry stated on August 3, including that the mission price was $27.6 million, and capital was supplied by means of a $9.eight million Eximbank mortgage from China and $17.eight million from Uzbekistan’s personal funds.

Modernisation of the plant has elevated its capability from 13.23 MW to 15.34 MW and common annual energy output to 124.four million kWh.

The mission to modernise Kadyrinskaya HPP-Three is considered one of a number of ongoing funding initiatives to each assemble new hydropower crops and modernise present ones. It is a part of Uzbekistan’s formidable nationwide vitality technique in search of to generate 1 / 4 of all electrical energy from renewable sources by 2030. The technique goals for 3.eight GW of hydro vitality, 5 GW of photo voltaic vitality and as much as Three GW of wind vitality.

In line with the Nationally Determined Contribution underneath the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change, the Government of Uzbekistan is dedicated to the overall objectives of coverage for enhancing vitality effectivity and growing the share of renewable vitality within the nation’s vitality steadiness.

The Uzbek ministry stated the mission, which commenced in December 2017 following a Presidential Decree, was accomplished on time regardless of the continuing coronavirus pandemic. During the final months of the mission, workers and contractors labored across the clock underneath particular quarantine circumstances.

The predominant hydraulic gear was produced by Dongfang Electric International Corporation, the Chinese state-owned producer of energy producing gear, with meeting and set up executed by extremely certified worldwide and Uzbek specialists, the Uzbek ministry stated, including that design workstreams executed by specialists from Hydroproject, technical gear produced and delivered by Suvsanoatmash and Uzbekgidroenergostroy assisted with building of particular person components.