Min­gachevir TPP re­con­struc­tion is in full swing

Azer News - - Nation - By Narmina Mam­madova

Azeren­erji OJSC con­tin­ues to carry out work in com­pli­ance with a Plan of Re­ha­bil­i­ta­tion Mea­sures drafted to han­dle af­ter­math of crit­i­cal sit­u­a­tion es­tab­lished in the coun­try’s power sup­ply sys­tem, Trend re­ports re­fer­ring to the com­pany.

The re­port reads that spe­cific work has been im­ple­mented in a phase-to-phase way as part of the 2018-2020 re­ha­bil­i­ta­tion pro­gram.

Azer­bai­jan’s Min­gachevir TPP is the largest ther­mal power plant in the South Cau­ca­sus and con­sists of eight power units.

As part of work on the re­con­struc­tion of the Min­gachevir-based ther­mal power plant “Azer­bai­jan”, which con­sists of eight power blocks and is the big­gest ther­mal power plant in the South­ern Cau­ca­sus, some units have been re­placed, along with out­dated equip­ment.

In­stead of 145 days over­haul of the sixth power unit and re­place­ment of sub­sta­tion equip­ment, the work was com­pleted in 80 days. The sixth power unit is al­ready con­nected to full ca­pac­ity, a backup power source has also been cre­ated, as well as other de­vices have been up­dated. A full re­con­struc­tion of the re­main­ing seven power units of TPP will be car­ried out this year.

At the same time, spare parts were de­liv­ered to Shamkir HPP, which un­til re­cently did not op­er­ate at full ca­pac­ity, and on Novem­ber 26-27 De­cem­ber, re­pair and restora­tion work was car­ried out at the sec­ond hy­draulic unit, as a re­sult of which the ca­pac­ity of the unit dou­bled. Re­con­struc­tion work at the Shamkir hy­dro­elec­tric sta­tion con­tin­ues.

On July 3, 2018, an ac­ci­dent oc­curred at a trans­former of one of the sub­sta­tions lo­cated at the Azer­bai­jan Ther­mal Power Plant LLC lo­cated in Min­gachevir city. As a re­sult of the ac­ci­dent, there were in­ter­rup­tions in the pro­vi­sion of elec­tric­ity in 39 cities and districts of the repub­lic, in­clud­ing Baku and Ganja.

Pres­i­dent Il­ham Aliyev signed on Oc­to­ber 30 a de­cree "On the im­ple­men­ta­tion of mea­sures aimed at im­prov­ing the in­fra­struc­ture of the Azer­bai­jan Ther­mal Power Plant", ac­cord­ing to which Az­erEn­ergy OJSC will re­ceive 48 mil­lion man­ats from the state bud­get.

The funds will be di­rected to over­haul and in­stal­la­tion work at the Azer­bai­jan TPP and its sub­sta­tions, as well as the pur­chase of nec­es­sary equip­ment. This amount was al­lo­cated within the frame­work of the first stage of fi­nanc­ing the spec­i­fied works. The funds re­ceived from the re­serve fund of the Azer­bai­jan’s Pres­i­dent in the state bud­get of 2018 will be taken into ac­count in the share cap­i­tal of Az­eren­ergy.

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