Friday, October 20 2017 14:35
Alexandr Avanesov

In Q3 of 2018, Yerevan combined-cycle gas power plant will be stopped for scheduled maintenance for a period of 50 days

In Q3 of 2018, Yerevan combined-cycle gas power plant will be stopped  for scheduled maintenance for a period of 50 days

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.

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