Uzbekistan state joint-stock company Uzbekenergo has announced a tender to select a general contractor for modernizing the Syr-Darya combined heat and power plant, the largest CHPP in Central Asia.

The starting price has been set at $57.3m. Based on the terms of the tender, the winner must design and install turnkey equipment for the reconstruction of the third and fourth power units at Syr-Darya, with a capacity of 300 MW each.

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During reconstruction, there are plans to boost the CHPP’s capacity by 50 MW. The power units are slated for commissioning in October-December 2013.

 Tender proposals are being accepted until June 12, with the results to be summed up in the third quarter of this year.

A loan from the Fund for the Reconstruction and Development of Uzbekistan and Uzbekenergo’s own funds will be used to finance the project.

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