The 8th Annual International Congress and Exhibition: Hydropower Central Asia and Caspian is a professional venue for business and government representatives to exchange experience and consolidate efforts for successful development of investment projects on construction and reconstruction/modernisation of hydropower plants in the region (Tajikistan, Georgia, Uzbekistan, Azerbaijan, Iran, Russia, Kazakhstan, Armenia, Turkey, Kyrgyzstan).
Three HPPs are expected for construction on the Pskem River - Pskem HPP, Mullalak HPP, and Upper-Pskem HPP. The agreements on supply of equipment for the project were concluded with General Electric. In December 2018, there was an agreement signed with RusHydro on joint development of a feasibility study and FEED for the construction of the Mullalak and Upper-Pskem HPPs.
The project on construction of facilities will be realised in two stages. The first one will build the 140 MW Yeowon HPP, which will generate 800 million kWh of power. The projected cost is $282 million. The second stage is expected to include the construction of the Fandaryo hydropower plant with a capacity of 135 MW and a cost of about $270 million, capable of generating 600 million kWh.
Under the memorandum, Uzbekhydroenergo JSC and China Southern Power Grid International (HK) Co., Ltd. plan to set up a working group to develop feasibility studies for the projects. The parties plan to attract international experts. The commissioning of the HPP will generate an average of 3 billion kWh of electric power per year and save 835.65 million cubic metres of natural gas.
The project implies construction of a hydropower plant on the river Vakhsh. The HPP is part of the Vakhsh Cascade, its upper step. The dam with a height of 335 meters will become the highest in the world.
The project is aimed at the construction of a cascade of 10 hydropower plants. At the first stage, a group water pipeline from the Ugam gorge to Zhanabazar settlement is being designed with the construction of a cascade of HPPs. Seven of them are supposed to be built directly along the Ugam riverbed, and another three - along the group water pipeline.