ArmInfo. The Minister of Energy Infrastructures and Natural Resources of Armenia Ashot Manukyan and the regional director of the Spanish company "CBSA" Cobra Alejandro Rodrigo discussed promising cooperation programs on February 16.
According to the press service of the department, the head of the Ministry of Energy positively assessed the willingness of the Spanish company to participate in the investment programs being implemented in Armenia and the prospects for their development. Alejandro Rodrigo presented Ashot Manukyan the activities of his company and presented development priorities. The parties also discussed programs of cooperation with Armenia in the energy sector. He stressed that the company Cobra, which has more than 300 branches in various countries of the world, also works in the energy sector, in particular, specializes in the construction of hydro plants, heliostations and power lines. The regional director of the company noted that the company is interested in the program of construction of the Meghri hydropower plant. The head of the Armenian Ministry of Energy presented details regarding the program for the construction of the hydroelectric power station. The minister stressed that an agreement has been reached with the Iranian colleagues that, in case of appropriate financing, the Armenian side can also involve the participants in the project. A week earlier, at a press conference in Yerevan, responding to a question by ArmInfo, Deputy Minister of Energy Infrastructures and Natural Resources Hayk Harutyunyan stated that in the coming weeks a delegation from Iran will visit Armenia, with which the construction project on the Araks Meghri hydroelectric power station will be discussed. According to him, not only the structure of the future HPP will be discussed, but also the scheme for financing the project. "The Armenian side sets a task to build this station, it is a fairly large investment program, which involves new participants," the deputy minister stressed, expressing hope for positive results already this year. He stressed that it was originally planned to build a 130 MW hydroelectric power plant with a production capacity of 800 million kW / h of electricity. But over the past 10 years, there have been changes both in the resources of the waters of the Araks River and in technologies. "Therefore, regular changes in numbers and volumes are not ruled out," Hayk Harutyunyan stated.