Modernization of largest power plant in Central Asia hits final stage
By Jack Burke22 March 2021
All equipment for the station was manufactured by Russian enterprises
Russia’s Power Machines has begun the final stage of modernization of the natural gas-fired Syrdarya Power Plant in the Republic of Uzbekistan.
Modernization with an increase in the total capacity of six power units of the station from 1800 to 1950 MW was organized in three stages. The first stage was implemented in 2019, when power units No. 3 and No. 4 were put into operation; at the second stage, power units No. 5 and No. 6 were connected to the country’s power system and put into operation.
Currently, work is underway on the block and No. 10. The scope of work of Power Machines includes a comprehensive modernization of turbine, generator, boiler and auxiliary equipment, the introduction of automatic control systems for technological processes, the reconstruction of an automatic control system, as well as a full range of construction, installation and installation supervision.
All equipment for the station was manufactured by Russian enterprises—TKZ Krasny Kotelshchik, Kaluga Turbine Plant, Leningrad Metal Plant and Electrosila Plant. The equipment has improved performance characteristics that meet the requirements for reliability and safety. The service life of the supplied turbine units is 40 years, while the capacity of each power unit following the results of modernization has been increased by 25 MW - from 300 MW to 325 MW.
The completion of the modernization of the largest thermal power plant in Central Asia is scheduled for the current year, the company said.
The implementation of the project will reduce the electricity shortage in the country, ensure the stable operation of the energy system of Uzbekistan, and positively affect the economic indicators of the region.