OAO “LUKOIL” Vagit Alekperov and Astrakhan Oblast Governor Alexander Zhilkin
attended today in Astrakhan the ceremony to lay the capsule for the two combined
cycle gas turbine (CCGT) plants on site the city’s boiler station Tsentral’naya.
The ceremony will mark the beginning of construction of the two units, totaling
235 Megawatts in power.
It is planned that the two 120 and 115 Megawatt CCGT plants will be
commissioned in the third quarter of 2013.
The efficiency of the new CCGT plants, conforming to the highest
world standards, will exceed 51% and ensure that specific consumption of fuel to
produce power is reduced by one and a half while the rate of harmful emissions
are two or three times below those from a conventional heat and power
130 Gcal/hour of heating power produced by the CCGT plants will
suffice to supply heat to the residential area Babayevsky both in the near
future and in the course of its further development.
The new plants is another LUKOIL’s project in Astrakhan, implemented
as part of the Agreement on Supplies to Wholesale Power Market, under which the Company already
commissioned a 110 Megawatt CCGT plant, April 2011.