ArmInfo. In the third quarter of 2018, the Yerevan combined- cycle gas-cycle power plant (ECPCC) will be stopped for scheduled maintenance for a period of 45-50 days. This is in conversation with the correspondent. ArmInfo was informed by the company's technical director Arkady Gevorgyan.
According to him, the plant was commissioned in April 2010, and for 7 years of operation it produced 11.5 billion kWh of electricity. In accordance with the factory requirements, every 8 years, it must stop for major repairs. Negotiations are currently under way with the equipment manufacturers to form the schedule for the forthcoming works. In general, the gas turbine of the Swiss company "Alstom", type GT 13E2 MXL with an installed capacity of 179.9 MW with two operating modes and an efficiency of 36.4%, will be modernized. Work on the turbine will increase the unit's capacity by 7 MW, and the efficiency will increase by 1%. Fuel consumption for production of 1 kWh. electricity will be reduced by 5 grams, which will become a very serious indicator. As the technical director noted, in order to implement the project it is planned to attract credit resources in the amount of about $ 6 million.
On March 29, 2005, an agreement was signed between the Armenian Government and the Bank for International Cooperation of Japan, on ARM-P2 loan for the implementation of the "Project of the Yerevan Power Plant (Power Unit) with a Combined Cycle-Gas cycle." Based on this project, the Bank provided the government with a state development assistance loan (GSR) on preferential terms with an interest rate of 0.75% with a maturity of 40 years (10 of which are preferential), allocating 15918 million Japanese yen. The agreement provided for the construction of an ultra-modern, high-performance, safer ecological point of view, fully automated management of a combined-cycle gas power plant with a nominal output of 205 MW and a heat output of 103 Gcal / h, aimed at increasing capacity of electric power supply in RA and assistance in stimulating stable economic development in the Republic of Poland Armenia. On April 21, 2010 the unit was put into operation. The total installation capacity of the unit is 271.7 MW, of which electric power is 242 MW, thermal power is 439 g / h. On the block, the fuel consumption is 200 grams per kWh, depending on the operating mode, against 350 at the old thermal power plant.