Armenia to build new thermoelectric power plant in Yerevan
YEREVAN, March 20. /ARKA/. Armenia’s president Serzh Sargsyan was present today at the groundbreaking ceremony marking the launch of construction of a new thermoelectric power station (TPS) in Erebuni administrative district of Yerevan. The new plant will be built in the vicinity of Yerevan’s thermoelectric power station, Sargsyan’s press service reported.
It said the Yerevan TPS (electrical power station), which is working on combined thermo- and gas cycle, according to the responsible officials and experts of Renco company, has been designed with the implementation of the most contemporary and high-quality apparatus and scientific experience which guarantees high efficiency of the station and its safety. Participants of the event assessed the construction of the station as an important step in providing energy security and prosperity for the residents of Yerevan in coming decades.
In the framework of the groundbreaking ceremony, Armenian energy infrastructure and natural resources minister Ashot Manukyan and director general of Renco company Jovanni Rubini signed a joint memorandum which was put in a case and placed in the ground of the future TPS.
The construction plan for the TPS envisages the design of the power station working on gas, which can produce nearly 250 megawatts of power and has up to 53% general coefficient of efficiency, as well as plans for its development, financing, construction, operation, and technical maintenance. According to the responsible officials, the investments will be close to 285 million USD.
The construction will last for 26 months and will be concluded in the second half of 2019. During the construction alone created will be 900 temporary jobs, and after it becomes operational there will be created 200 permanent jobs with high wages. The thermoelectric power station and its technical maintenance is designed for 20 years.
The responsible officials noted that the construction work for the third line of the double-lane Armenia-Iran 400kw and Armenia-Georgia 400kw new high voltage energy lines will be concluded in 2019, and considering the fact the construction of this new TPS will also be concluded in 2019, all this can provide Armenia with an opportunity to ensure a secure supply of electric energy to the neighboring countries, becoming a major player at the energy market of the region. -0-