Belarus' Government approves architectural design for reconstruction of Grodno CHP N02

The Belarusian Government has approved the architectural design for reconstruction of Grodno Heating and Power Plant N02. The estimated cost of the reconstruction project will make up Br205.8 billion (at prices of 2006).

The technical upgrade of Grodno CHP plant No 2 is stipulated in the national programme of the modernization of major production facilities of the Belarusian energy system. After the reconstruction the capacities of the plant will rise from 180.75 MW to 305 MW. The new capacities will allow to double energy production and reduce fuel rate. Due to this project the country will save over 100,000 tonnes of fuel equivalent a year.

A contract worth USD 56 million was signed with the Indian company Bharat Heavy Electricals Limited (BHEL) at the Belarusian Foreign Ministry on 17 September. Under the contract, the Indian company is to deliver and install the equipment for the Grodno CHP plant No 2. India offered credit line to implement this project.

CHP plant No 2 was commissioned in 1970. It is the major electric energy producer in the Grodno oblast. About half of the generated thermal energy is designed for the heat supply of Grodno; the rest goes to Grodno Azot.



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