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    Mitsubishi To Maintain Uzbek Power Plants


The Japanese firm will continue talks on committing to a service and maintenance programme at three gas-fired Uzbek power plants.

by: Joseph Murphy

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Mitsubishi To Maintain Uzbek Power Plants

Japan’s Mitsubishi Hitachi Power Systems (MHPS) announced July 18 that it has signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with Uzbek authorities on future maintenance work at three gas-fired power plants in Uzbekistan.

Under the accord, MHPS will advance talks with Uzbekistan’s energy ministry on committing to a service and maintenance programme at the 900-MW Navoi-1 power plant, as well as the planned 450-MW Navoi-2 and 900-MW Turakurgan stations.

MHPS supplied equipment for Navoi-1 and is contracted to do the same at Navoi-2 and Turakurgan. Under the programme, the company will provide gas turbine parts, deploy engineers to conduct regular inspections and train local specialists.

The three stations are operated by state-owned Thermal Power Plants of Uzbekistan, which supplies close to 100% of Uzbekistan’s electricity with a total generation capacity of 12,100 MW. MHPS equipment was used at 20% of this capacity.

“Going forward, MHPS looks to maintain and further develop its close relationship with Thermal Power Plants of Uzbekistan as its way of contributing to stable and efficient power provision in Uzbekistan,” the Japanese firm said.