Information on investment projects of AlES JSC

Almaty CHPP-2 named after A. Zhakutov

 

Commissioning year – 1980-1989

Main fuel Ekibastuz coal:
                consumption – 2.2 million tons/year;
                ash content – more than 40%.

Capacity: installed electricity capacity – 510 MW;
                operational electricity capacity – 370.9 MW;
                installed heat capacity – 1,411 Gcal/h;
                operational heat capacity – 952 Gcal/h.

In operation: 8 power boilers, 6 turbines.

Dry ash-dump: 200 hectares (21 million tons).

 

Project Modernization of Almaty CHP-2 with minimization of environmental impact

The scheduled implementation period: 2022-2026.

Main fuel: natural gas
                 planned consumption – 1,122 million nm3/year

I Unit: 4 quarter 2024;

II Unit: 4 quarter 2025;

III Unit: 4 quarter 2026.

Installed capacity: electric – 557 MW;
                               heat – 816 Gcal/h.

The project cost according to the feasibility study: 324.1 billion tenge (including VAT).

Emissions release before and after the project implementation:
2022 – 37.3 thousand tons;
2026 – 2.5 thousand tons.

Current status:

  • In August 2022, it is planned to announce open two-stage EPC Contract tender under the international standards and rules of the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD);
  • Mandate Letter with EBRD and ADB are executed;
  • Funding of project (EBRD, ADB and KDB).

Almaty CHP-3

CHP-3 was commissioned in 1962. The station operates in condensation mode and aimed at electricity generation and thermal production. 

Main fuel Ekibastuz coal:
                consumption – 947.9 thousand tons/year.

In operation: 6 power boilers, 4 turbines.

Dry ash-dump: 44 hectares (3.4 million tons)

Capacity: installed electric capacity – 173 MW;
                operational electric capacity – 138.9 MW;
                installed heat capacity – 335.3 Gcal/h;
                operational heat capacity – 276.4 Gcal/h.

 

Project Reconstruction of Almaty CHP-3 based on gas with increasing the maneuvering power of the plant not less than 450 MW

Project goals: The reconstruction of the plant with an increase in capacity of not less than 450 MW is necessary to cover maneuvering capacities in the Southern zone of the Republic of Kazakhstan and emissions reduction.

Preliminary cost of the project: to be determined after receiving the conclusion of the Republican State Enterprise Gosexpertiza. 

Implementation timeline of implementation: 2022-2025.

Main fuel: natural gas
                 planned consumption – 885 million nm3/year.

Installed capacity: electric – 544 MW;
                               heat – 160 Gcal/h.

Current status:

  • In February 2022 public hearings were held in the form of an open meeting based on the results of the Preliminary Environmental Impact Assessment as part of the Feasibility Study of the Project;
  • On March 15, 2022, the Environmental Regulation and Control Committee of the Ministry of Ecology, Geology and Natural Resources of the Republic of Kazakhstan issued the conclusion on the Report on possible impacts to the feasibility study of the Project;
  • In February 2022 Memorandum of financing with the Eurasian Development Bank is executed;
  • Funding of the project in progress.
  • Feasibility study is under development.

Planned activities:

  • Participation in auction tenders for the construction of newly commissioned generating plants with a maneuverable generation mode is planned for 3rd quarter 2022;
  • EPC contact conclusion.

Almaty CHP-1 named after B.Orazbaev

CHP-1 – the oldest CHP in Almaty (constructed in 1935).

In 2017, it was completely transferred to gas.

Capacity: installed electric capacity – 145 MW;
                operational electric capacity – 101.0 MW;
                installed heat capacity – 1,203 Gcal/h;
                operational heat power – 957.2 Gcal/h.

Project Extension of CHP-1 named after B.Orazbaev through construction of combined-cycle plant with capacity of 200-250 MW

Further extension involves: the construction of a 200-250 MW combined-cycle plant. 

Preliminary cost of the project: to be determined after completion of the feasibility study.

Implementation timeline of implementation: 2022-2026.

Main fuel: natural gas
                 planned consumption – 680 million nm3/year.

Current status:

  • The feasibility study is under development process;
  • On January 14, 2022 public hearings were held in the form of an open meeting based on the results of the Preliminary Environmental Impact Assessment as part of the Feasibility Study of the Project;
  • January 28, 2022, the Environmental Regulation and Control Committee of the Ministry of Ecology, Geology and Natural Resources of the Republic of Kazakhstan issued the conclusion on the Report on possible impacts to the feasibility study of the Project.

Planned activities:

  • Completion of feasibility study;
  • Entering into an Investment Agreement and receiving an individual tariff;
  • EPC contact conclusion.

For reference

After the modernization of the Almaty CHP-1, CHP-2 and CHP-3 by transferring to gas:
 total electric power from the current 1,236 MW will increase to 1,710 MW;
– emissions from the current 50.4 thousand tons will decrease in 2026 to 6.7 thousand tons per year.