Lukoil begins construction of two combined cycle power plants in Astrakhan

Astrakhan, 14.02.2012.

Company — Lukoil

Power plants — 235 MW

Timing of construction — I quarter. 2012 — III quarter. 2013. 

President of OAO "LUKOIL" Alekperov and the Governor of Astrakhan Region Alexander Zhilkin took part in the ceremony of laying a capsule, symbolizing the beginning of the construction of two combined cycle gas turbines (CCGT) with a total capacity of 235 MW (120 MW and 115 MW) at the site of the city central boiler.

The efficiency of the new CCGT will exceed 51%, which corresponds to the highest international standards.

Recall that in April 2011, Lukoil has already commissioned a 110 MW CCGT in Astrakhan.



Compared with the existing thermal power plants will allow PSU is 1.5 times reduce specific fuel consumption for electricity generation, as well as 2-3 times to reduce the level of harmful emissions into the atmosphere. 

With a thermal capacity of 130 Gcal / h, PSU will provide district heating "Babaevskiy" with regard to its future development.


New PSU is another project of LUKOIL in Astrakhan in the framework of the obligations under the Contract for supply of power on the wholesale market. In April 2011, there was introduced in CCGT capacity of 110 MW.

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