Power Machines completed the upgrade of Power Unit No. 10 at the largest thermal power plant in Central Asia ahead of schedule

After the upgrade completed by Power Machines, Power Unit No. 10 of Syrdarya TPP has been successfully connected to the Republic of Uzbekistan’s power grid. The upgrade will improve the efficiency of the power unit, increasing its capacity to 325 MW.

Under the EPC contract signed by Power Machines and Syrdarya TPP and in accordance with the Order of the President of the Republic of Uzbekistan “On Measures for Phased Upgrade of the Power Units of Syrdarya TPP”, the Russian power engineering company is carrying out a full-scale upgrade of six power units at the power plant.

The upgrade, which increased the total capacity of the plant’s six power units from 1800 to 1950 MW, took place in three stages.

The first stage was completed in 2019, when Power Units No. 3 and No. 4 were put into operation – each outfitted with Power Machines equipment. During the second stage, Power Units No. 5 and No. 6 were put into operation.

The work completed by "Power machines" includes a comprehensive upgrade of the turbine, generator, boiler and auxiliary equipment, the introduction of automatic process control systems, the reconstruction of the automatic control system, as well as the construction, installation, commissioning and supervision of installation works.

Produced by the Russian facilities of Leningradsky Metallichesky Zavod, Plant "Electrosila", TKZ "Krasny Kotelshchik" and Kaluga Turbine Plant, the equipment features improved performance that meets reliability and safety requirements. The service life of the newly installed turbine assemblies is forty years, and the capacity of each Power Unit has been increased by 25 MW, to 325 MW.

The upgrade of the largest thermal power plant in Central Asia is scheduled to be completed this year, when Power Unit No. 9 will be put into operation.

Implementation of the project will reduce the shortage of electricity in the country, ensure sustainable operation of Uzbekistan’s energy system, and positively affect the economic performance of the region.