Mingachevir TPP reconstruction is in full swing
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power blocks and is the biggest thermal power plant in the Southern Caucasus, some units have been replaced, along with outdated equipment.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.