By 2020, the capacity of the Shardara HPP in the Turkestan region will increase by 26%. As part of a large-scale modernization, the station plans to update 4 hydroelectric units, the first of them has already been launched. The new equipment will increase the volume of electricity generation.
Shardarinskaya HPP appeared in 1967, but since then there have been no global changes. 4 hydroelectric units that generate electricity at the station were put into operation half a century ago, although their standard service life is only 25 years. To correct the situation, a project was developed to modernize the hydroelectric power station.
Bakytbek Zhanabayev, Chairman of the HPP Board:
- The capacity of the Shardara hydroelectric power station is 100 megawatts. After the upgrade, the capacity will be increased to 126 megawatts. Shardarinskaya HPP has 4 hydroelectric units of 25 megawatts, and after modernization, each unit will generate 31.5 megawatts of electricity.
By the end of December, the station will launch a new hydroelectric unit, after which work will begin on installing the next one. Complete replacement of the old equipment will be completed in a year.
Sergey Sahovski, representative of the Contracting company: -
The second electric unit is in the process of main installation. The starter is mounted, and the router will be mounted in the near future. I think that in the next month and a half we will reach the finish line on the second unit.
The new equipment will increase the service life of the hydroelectric power plant to 40 years and reduce the accident rate. According to experts, the HPP is of great importance for providing electricity to the Turkestan region and improving the efficiency of water resources use in the region.
Authors: Raul Gabitov, Nurmakhan Musatov, Nurmakhan Bekmuratov