Uzbekenergo announced a tender for construction of Turakurgan thermal power station in Namangan region on 29 December 2015.
According to the company, tender is announced for construction of two units of 450 MW combined cycle power facilities at Turakurgan power station. The tender proposals will be received till 30 March 2016.
The project cost is US$1.1 billion. The project will be financed due to loan of Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA) for US$704 million and loan of the Fund for Reconstruction and Development of Uzbekistan – US$300 million, as well as own resources of Uzbekenergo.
First phase of the project on construction of Turakurgan thermal power station (TPS) will be commissioned in 2017.
In the first stage, in 2017, it is planned to commission two modern combined cycle power facilities with a capacity of 450 MW each. In the second stage, in 2020, it is planned to launch two more such facilities.
Construction of the plant will allow to produce 6.8 billion KWH of electricity, which will help to meet growing demand of Ferghana Valley in electricity, including to realize new projects in textile, food, pharmaceutical, construction materials, small and private businesses sector.