Coal-Fired Plants in Kazakhstan
Almaty-2
Location: Kazakhstan
Operator: JSC Almaty Power Stations
Configuration: 3 X 80 MW, 1 X 50 MW, 2 X 110 MW CHP
Fuel: bituminous coal
Operation: 1980-1989
Boiler supplier: Barnaul
T/G supplier: LMZ, UTMZ, NTGZ
Quick facts: The construction at Almaty-2 began in 1974 with a first phase deisgn capacity of 240 MW. Some equipment was buried 12m down for sieismic protection. The first phase units commissioned from 1980 to 1983. The second phase started construction in 1985 and completed in 1989. Total heating capacity is 1,176 Gcal/h delivered to the West Heat Complex for distribution. The stacks are 129m tall. The PS began operating as part of Almaty Power Stations in Feb 2007.

Photograph courtesy of JSC Almaty Power Stations
Posted 31 Jan 2016

Akuskaya
Location: Kazakhstan
Operator: Eurasian Energy Corp
Configuration: 8 X 300 MW
Operation: 1969-1975
Fuel: bituminous coal
Boiler supplier: Podoloski
T/G supplier: Kharkov, SEP-ELEC
Quick facts: This TPP was first named Ermakovskaya. Construction began in May 1960 at the site on the left bank of the Irtysh River in Aksu, Pavlodar. Unit-1 was synchronized on 17 Dec 1968. The plant was privatized in 1996. New Alstom ESPs were installed and the entire plant is being refurbished. Work started in 2001 and, by 2014, work on 6 of the superciritical units had been completed. The plant is connected to the 500kV grid. Power is supplied to the grid and to JSC Kazakhstan Aluminum, and the Aksu ferroalloy plant of JSC Kazchrome AO.

Photograph by Vitaliy Volodchenko (Panoramio)
Posted 13 May 2015

Ekibastuz-1
Location: Kazakhstan
Operator: Ekibastuz GRES-1
Configuration: 8 X 500 MW
Operation: 1980-1984
Fuel: bituminous coal
Boiler supplier: Podoloski
T/G supplier: Kharkov, LMZ, SE Plant Electrotyazhmash, Electrosila
Quick facts: This TPP is on the north shore of Lake Zhengeldy, 16km north of Ekibastuz. Construction began in Jan 1974 and the first unit was synchronized on 12 Apr 1980. The operating company is now 100%-owned by Samruk-Kaznya. The primary fuel is coal from the nearby open-cast Bogatyr mine. Several of the units had fallen into disrepair and have been extensively overhauled. Unit-8 was recommissioned in Jul 2012, and the station is expected to get back to full capacity in 2016 or 2017. The stacks are 330m tall and the main building is 500m long, 132m wide, and 64m tall. The plant is one terminus of the 1,150kV Ekibastuz-Kokshetau transmission line.

Photograph courtesy of Ekibastuz GRES-1
Re-posted 20 Jan 2016

Ekibastuz-2
Location: Kazakhstan
Operator: JSC Stantsiya Ekibastuzskaya GRES-2
Configuration: 2 X 500 MW
Operation: 1990-1993
Fuel: subbituminous coal
Boiler supplier: Podoloski
T/G supplier: LMZ, Electrosila
Quick facts: The operating company  is a 50:50 joint venture of Inter RAO and Samruk Energo. The primary fuel is coal from the nearby open-cast Bogatyr mine. In Nov 2009, Inter RAO, Samruk-Energo, Vnesheconombank, the Eurasian Development Bank and other parties agreed on indicative conditions for renewing the construction of Ekibastuzskaya GRES-2 Unit-3 where construction started in 1990, but was later halted. A 600-MW unit was later ordered from Harbin and is expected to cost about $800mn. Much of the electricity generated by the station is exported to Russia. Ekibastuz-2 has the world's tallest power plant stack at 419.7m.

Photograph courtesy of Inter RAO
Posted 23 Jan 2011

Ridder
Location: East Kazakhstan
Operator: AO Ridder TETS
Configuration: 2 X 12 MW, 1 X 5 MW, 1 X 30 MW CHP
Operation: 1956-2008
Fuel: bituminous coal
Boiler supplier: Brno, Podoloski
T/G supplier: TMZ, ElectrosiNTGZ
Quick facts: This PS was built in Leningorsk (now Ridder) and currently has six boilers and four steam sets. Total heating capacity is 243.7 Gcal/hr. The plant is ownd by Maverick Development (85%) and Lemo Investments Ltd (15%). The Unit-1 turbine was replaced in 2004 and the Unit-2 turbine was replaced in 2008.

Photograph courtesy of AO Ridder TETS
Posted 27 Jan 2016

Petropavlovsk-2
Location: Kazakhstan
Operator: Access Energo
Configuration: 1 X 42 MW, 2 X 60 MW, 2 X 33 MW, 2 X 76 MW
Operation: 1961-1969
Fuel: coal
Boiler supplier: Barnaul, Taganrog
T/G supplier: LMZ, Electrosila

Photograph courtesy of Access Energo
Posted 24 Mar 2001

 
Sogrinskaya
Location: East Kazakhstan
Operator: AES Kazakhstan
Configuration: 1 X 25 MW, 1 X 50 MW CHP
Operation: 1961-2012
Fuel: coal
Boiler supplier: Baranaul
T/G supplier: TMZ, NTGZ
Quick facts: This PS was purchased by AES Corp in 1997. In 2012, Unit-1 was rebuilt with a 50-MW T/G set. Plant heating capacity is 270 Gcal/hr. This covers the heating load of three townships in Ust-Kamengorsk plus a titanium-magnesium plant.

Photograph courtesy of 1720.kz
Posted 27 Jan 2016

Ust-Kamenogorsk TETS
Location: East Kazakhstan
Operator: AES Kazakhstan
Configuration: 238.5 MW CHP
Operation: 1947-1993
Fuel: coal
Boiler supplier: Baranaul
T/G supplier: Kharkov, Kirov, TMZ, LTGZ, Electrosila, MV
Quick facts: This PS was purchased by AES Corp in 1997. It currently has nine boilers and seven T/G sets. Heating capacity is 964.4 Gcal/hr. This covers about 80% of the municipal heating load.

Photograph courtesy of altaynews.kz
Posted 27 Jan 2016

Abbreviations

Data: industcards, Platts UDI World Electric Power Plants Data Base

Updated 31-Jan-2016

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