The 7th 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).
Feedbacks from our participants
Arni Thor SigurdarsonEmbassy of Iceland in Russia
The event is useful to establish new contacts, get relevant info about the potential in region, for cooperation. It is very useful to obtain information about industry status from regional ministries. I’ve held a lot of meetings with hydropower companies which are interested in cooperating with companies from Iceland.
Beknur MaratbekovNational Committee of Industry, Energy, and Subsoil of the Kyrgyz Republic
The Congress is very productive. Dedicated public authorities of the region, all major energy players are here. All interested parties get relevant information, engage in productive dialogues on unlocking investment in the industry. Holding this event is crucial for attracting investors in the region and for establishing a dialogue with energy companies and government. A lot of suggestions and offers are brought forward to facilitate business development.
Muzaffar Khakimovthe Ministry of Energy of the Uzbekistan Republic
This event plays a huge role in the integration of the energy systems of the Middle Asia. All hydropower players gather here. I am impressed by this event. Thank you, Vostock Capital.
Reconstruction of Mingyachevir HPP and Varvarinskaya HPP
China National Electric Equipment Corporation (CNEEC) will reconstruct Mingyachevir HPP and Varvarinskaya HPP in Azerbaijan. The experts of CNEEC are executing the works on replacement of 2 hydropower generation units at Mingyachevir HPP, and one hydropower generation unit at Varvarinskaya HPP.
It is planned to build three HPPs on the river Pskem – Psem HPP, Mullalak HPP, and Verkhnepsem HPP. The agreement on supply of equipment was concluded with General Electric. Besides, in December 2018, an agreement was concluded with RusHydro on the joint development of a feasibility study for these projects, including execution of design and survey works.
The project for erection of the facilities will be 2-phased. Within the framework of the first one Evon HPP will be built with a capacity of 140 MW and annual power generation of 800 million kWh. Expected cost is 282 million US dollars. Phase 2 implies construction of Fandare HPP with a capacity of 135 MW valued at some 270 million US dollars which will be capable to generate 600 million kWh.
The project implies construction of a hydropower plant on the river Vakhsh. The HPP is part of the Vakhsh cascade – it is its upper part. The dam of the HPP will be the highest in the world with a length of 335 meters.
Nurek hydropower plant is considered the largest hydropower facility in Central Asia. Phase 1 of the project on rehabilitation of Nurek HPP is financed by the World Bank (225,7 million US dollars), Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank (60 million US dollars), and Eurasian Development Bank (40 million US dollars). Phase 1 started in March 2019 by ANDRITZ HYDRO. The board of executive directors of the World Bank approved an additional grant valued at 50 million US dollars issued by the International Development Association for Phase 2. Full renewal of the plant will take 10 years.
In the course of modernisation, it is planned to replace major part of HPP equipment and to reconstruct hydrotechnical facilities thus boosting the plant’s capacity to 100 MW. The renovation of the plant with be executed within the framework of RusHydro’s Integrated Modernisation Programme.
Congress Highlights 2022:
Onsite visits to Rogun HPP and Nurek HPP*
Delegates will explore the results of production processes at the plants, will learn about plans on further development and expansion of generating capacities, will enjoy networking in the informal setting during welcome reception.
*the number of participation passes is limited; contact the organising committee for more details.
200+ SENIOR-LEVEL EXECUTIVES
of backbone energy companies in the region, investors, government representatives, suppliers of equipment and services
30+ PROMISING INVESTMENT PROJECTS
on construction and modernisation. ARE NEW LARGE-SCALE HPPs TO BE CONSTRUCTED IN CENTRAL ASIA AND THE CASPIAN REGION
ROUND TABLE: CONSTRUCTION OF ROGUN HPP – A KEY DRIVER OF HYDROPOWER DEVELOPMENT IN TAJIKISTAN
Strategic plenary session:
what role international cooperation and state support play in industry development?
NEW! INTEGRATION OF RES: COMPLEX APPROACH TO HYDROPOWER.
Does the future belong to hybrids?
Session with top managers and technical executives of operator companies and HPPs:
what technology solutions are required for efficient construction and operation?
Exclusive exhibition of cutting-edge technology solutions
from design to project completion
How to attract investment to the region?
Insights from financial experts
Big benefits from small HPPs:
status and development prospects of small-scale hydropower in the region
30+ hours of networking:
evening cocktails, interactive round tables, face-to-face scheduled meetings, and much more!
Survey results report on Investment potential of hydropower in the Central Asia and the Caspian
The report is produced based on the survey analysis and in-depth interview with industry leaders
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