43151-023: Talimarjan Power Project (formerly CASAREM-Talimarjan Energy Development Project) | Asian Development Bank

Uzbekistan: Talimarjan Power Project (formerly CASAREM-Talimarjan Energy Development Project)

Sovereign (Public) Project | 43151-023 Status: Active

ADB is helping Uzbekistan boost the efficiency of its electricity supply by building an 800-megawatt combined cycle gas turbine power plant. Located 440 kilometers southwest of Tashkent, the new facility will increase energy efficiency and save energy through clean power generation. The project will also help increase regional connectivity, and improve power sector management and customer service.

Project Details

Project Officer
Chansavat, Bouadokpheng Central and West Asia Department Request for information
Country
  • Uzbekistan
Modality
  • Loan
Sector
  • Energy
 
Project Name Talimarjan Power Project (formerly CASAREM-Talimarjan Energy Development Project)
Project Number 43151-023
Country Uzbekistan
Project Status Active
Project Type / Modality of Assistance Loan
Source of Funding / Amount
Loan 2629-UZB: Talimarjan Power Project (formerly CASAREM-Talimarjan Energy Development Project)
Ordinary capital resources US$ 340.00 million
Loan 2630-UZB: Talimarjan Power Project (formerly CASAREM-Talimarjan Energy Development Project)
concessional ordinary capital resources lending / Asian Development Fund US$ 10.00 million
Strategic Agendas Environmentally sustainable growth
Inclusive economic growth
Regional integration
Drivers of Change Gender Equity and Mainstreaming
Partnerships
Sector / Subsector

Energy / Energy efficiency and conservation

Gender Equity and Mainstreaming Some gender elements
Description
Project Rationale and Linkage to Country/Regional Strategy
Impact
Project Outcome
Description of Outcome
Progress Toward Outcome The combined cycle power plant was officially inaugurated on 29 August 2017
Implementation Progress
Description of Project Outputs
Status of Implementation Progress (Outputs, Activities, and Issues)

The combined cycle power plant is completed.

The corporate management improvement program is on-going.

The community center construction is on-going. Some delay is experienced. Service center to partially open in 2017.

Geographical Location Nishon Tumani
Summary of Environmental and Social Aspects
Environmental Aspects

An environmental impact assessment has been prepared and was disclosed on 15 December 2009. Two rounds of public consultations were held prior to project appraisal. The environmental sensitivity of the project site and its surroundings is low. The town of Nuristan (home to employees of the Talimarjan TPP) is the only community close to the plant; the nearest other settlements are over 5 km away. Large parts of the surrounding area have been developed for irrigated agriculture; undeveloped areas consist of Karshi steppe, which is made up of semi-desert scrublands. The project's key environmental issues are air quality and emissions, noise impacts on the Nuristan settlement, and water management. The project will contribute to the process of closing older inefficient plants, which will reduce the amount of carbon dioxide (CO2) produced from power generation. CCGTs fueled by natural gas produce significantly lower amounts of CO2 and nitrogen oxide (NOx) than do oil- or coal-fired plants, and negligible amounts of sulfur dioxide (SO2). They typically have 35% lower fuel consumption than conventional TPPs and require less water. Dispersion modeling has done to assess the possible impacts of NOx. ADB has agreed with the State Committee for Nature Protection on the acceptable discharge limits for CCGTs.

Water is taken from the KMC in summer and a single pass cooling process is used. Water is then discharged back into the canal. The thermal plume is cooled to within 5 C of the intake temperature within 500 meters. A closed system is used in winter whereby water is sprayed into lagoons for cooling before being returned to the plant. The method for cooling the new plant will be designed during the engineering stage. There is sufficient water supply in the canal to meet the additional demand without impacting downstream water users.

Involuntary Resettlement No involuntary resettlement and land acquisition required.
Indigenous Peoples No indigenous peoples identified.
Stakeholder Communication, Participation, and Consultation
During Project Design

The project is a national power generation project, and the population is not involved in its planning and development. However, consultations with key stakeholders (such as community leaders and power plant workers) at both central and local government levels were conducted in four different locales or "mahallas" of the Kashkadarya province which geographically represent the entire Kashkadarya. The mahallas were consulted regarding their needs during preparation of the detailed design of the CCC, and for training on topics such as vocational training, handicrafts, sewing, food processing, energy usage, health and hygiene, family planning, and information on microcredits. Half of the respondents were housewives and working women to get their views on household consumption. Focus group discussions (FGDs) and in-depth interviews were held as follows:

1. Nuristan settlement community of the Talimarjan Thermal Power Plant - 1 FGD with 8 female household users; and 3 interviews with mahalla leader, local polyclinic, and power energy supply agency's debt collector

2. Muborek rayon for rural and agricultural settings in western part of the province - 1 FGD with 6 female household; and 6 interviews with local businesses, mahalla leaders, medical facility, energy supply agency's representatives

3. Kamashi for rural and agricultural settings in eastern part of the province - 1 FGD with 6 female household users; and 4 interviews with local businesses, medical facility, and mahalla leader

4. Karshi city for issues in urban and business communities - 1 FGD with 4 women from mahallas in different parts of the city; 1 FGD with 4 women of mahalla selected for the study; 1 FGD with 4 mahalla leaders from different parts of the city, and 4 interviews with local businesses, power supply agency's debt collector, and local school.

5. Talimarjan Thermal Power Plant for gender and social issues - 1 FGD with 3 females, 1 FGD with 3 male workers, and 3 interviews with administration of the plant, and Medical Post attendant.

The following CSOs were also consulted:

1. Business Women Association of Kashkadariya Oblast

2. Women's Committee of Kashkadariya Oblast (region) and Nuristan village of the same Oblast

3. Makhalla (community based organization) of Karakalpakstan and Kashkadariya Oblast

4. Business Women Association - Karakalpakstan

During Project Implementation Continuous C&P activities are included in the overall social and/or gender activities (see community and gender action plan), and are being implemented and managed by special staff (focal points) assigned by the gender specialist at the project management unit. The focal points are assisting the gender specialist in implementing the community and gender action plan.
Business Opportunities
Consulting Services

All consultants will be recruited according to ADB's Guidelines on the Use of Consultants (2013, as amended from time to time).

The project implementation consultant was recruited through the Quality- and Cost-based Selection (QCBS) method. The auditor for FY 2011-2012 was recruited through the Consultants' Qualifications Selection method. An auditor will again be recruited for FY 2015. An individual consultant was engaged for the EA's needs assessment for capacity development. Consultants will be engaged to implement the capacity development program via QCBS by 2015.

Procurement

All procurement of goods and works will be undertaken in accordance with ADB's Procurement Guidelines (2013, as amended from time to time).

A turnkey engineering, procurement and construction (EPC) contractor was engaged for the CCGT Power Plant, following the international competitive bidding procedure (ICB) using the two-stage bidding method.

Equipment under the capacity development program will be procured using ICB for contracts valued at $500,000 and above, and Shopping for contracts valued at $100,000 or less.

Responsible ADB Officer Chansavat, Bouadokpheng
Responsible ADB Department Central and West Asia Department
Responsible ADB Division Energy Division, CWRD
Executing Agencies
Uzbekenergo-Talimarjan
Mr. I. Basidov
[email protected]
Uzbekenergo, 6 Khorezmaskaya St., Tashkent, 100000, Uzbekistan
Timetable
Concept Clearance -
Fact Finding -
MRM -
Approval -
Last Review Mission -
PDS Creation Date 22 Jan 2010
Last PDS Update 28 Sep 2017

Loan 2629-UZB

Milestones
Approval Signing Date Effectivity Date Closing
Original Revised Actual
20 Apr 2010 01 May 2010 23 Jul 2010 31 Dec 2015 31 Dec 2017 -
Financing Plan Loan Utilization
Total (Amount in US$ million) Date ADB Others Net Percentage
Project Cost 970.00 Cumulative Contract Awards
ADB 340.00 20 Apr 2010 334.17 0.00 98%
Counterpart 630.00 Cumulative Disbursements
Cofinancing 0.00 20 Apr 2010 318.11 0.00 94%

Loan 2630-UZB

Milestones
Approval Signing Date Effectivity Date Closing
Original Revised Actual
20 Apr 2010 01 May 2010 23 Jul 2010 31 Dec 2015 30 Sep 2018 -
Financing Plan Loan Utilization
Total (Amount in US$ million) Date ADB Others Net Percentage
Project Cost 10.00 Cumulative Contract Awards
ADB 10.00 20 Apr 2010 3.06 0.00 33%
Counterpart 0.00 Cumulative Disbursements
Cofinancing 0.00 20 Apr 2010 1.73 0.00 19%

Loan 8244-UZB

Milestones
Approval Signing Date Effectivity Date Closing
Original Revised Actual
21 Dec 2009 01 May 2010 30 Jul 2010 30 Jul 2019 - -
Financing Plan Loan Utilization
Total (Amount in US$ million) Date ADB Others Net Percentage
Project Cost 0.00 Cumulative Contract Awards
ADB 0.00 21 Dec 2009 0.00 241.10 100%
Counterpart 0.00 Cumulative Disbursements
Cofinancing 0.00 21 Dec 2009 0.00 241.08 100%

Project Data Sheets (PDS) contain summary information on the project or program. Because the PDS is a work in progress, some information may not be included in its initial version but will be added as it becomes available. Information about proposed projects is tentative and indicative.

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Title Document Type Document Date
Talimarjan Power Project: Project Administration Manual Project/Program Administration Manual Jul 2016
Talimarjan Power Project: Special Review Report Project Procurement-Related Reviews May 2016
Talimarjan Power Project: Procurement Plan Procurement Plans Jan 2016
Talimarjan Power Project: Project Administration Manual Project/Program Administration Manual Mar 2015
Talimarjan Power Project: Project Administration Manual Project/Program Administration Manual Nov 2013
Talimarjan Power Project: Project Administration Manual Project/Program Administration Manual Jun 2012
Talimarjan Power Project Project/Program Administration Manual Jun 2010
Loan Agreement for Talimarjan Power Project between Republic of Uzbekistan and Asian Development Bank dated 01 May 2010 Loan Agreement (Ordinary Resources) May 2010
Project Agreement for Talimarjan Power Project between Asian Development Bank and State Joint Stock Company UzbekEnergo dated 01 May 2010 Project/Program Agreements May 2010
Loan Agreement for Talimarjan Power Project between Republic of Uzbekistan and Asian Development Bank dated 01 May 2010 Loan Agreement (Special Operations) May 2010
Talimarjan Power Project Summary Poverty Reduction and Social Strategies Mar 2010
Talimarjan Power Project: Community and Gender Strategy Action Plan Gender Action Plans Mar 2010
Report and Recommendation of the President: Talimarjan Power Project Reports and Recommendations of the President Mar 2010

Safeguard Documents See also: Safeguards

Safeguard documents provided at the time of project/facility approval may also be found in the list of linked documents provided with the Report and Recommendation of the President.

Title Document Type Document Date
Talimarjan Power Project: Environmental Monitoring Report (July-December 2016) Environmental Monitoring Reports Jan 2017
Talimarjan Power Project: Environmental Monitoring Report (January-June 2016) Environmental Monitoring Reports Jun 2016
Talimarjan Power Project: Environmental Monitoring Report (July-December 2015) Environmental Monitoring Reports Mar 2016
Talimarjan Power Project: Environmental Monitoring Report (January-June 2015) Environmental Monitoring Reports Oct 2015
Talimarjan Power Project: Environmental Monitoring Report (July-December 2014) Environmental Monitoring Reports Feb 2015
Talimarjan Clean Power Project: Environmental Monitoring Report (January-June 2014) Environmental Monitoring Reports Aug 2014
Talimarjan Clean Power Project: Environmental Monitoring Report (July-December 2013) Environmental Monitoring Reports Feb 2014
Talimarjan Clean Power Project: Environmental Monitoring Report (January-June 2013) Environmental Monitoring Reports Jul 2013
Talimarjan Clean Power Project: Environmental Monitoring Report (July-December 2012) Environmental Monitoring Reports Jan 2013
Talimarjan Clean Power Project: Environmental Monitoring Report (October 2012) Environmental Monitoring Reports Oct 2012
Talimarjan Power Project: Environmental Monitoring Report (January-June 2012) Environmental Monitoring Reports Jul 2012
Talimarjan Power Project: Semiannual Environmental Monitoring Report (July-December 2011) Environmental Monitoring Reports Apr 2012
Talimarjan Clean Power Project Environmental Impact Assessments Dec 2009

Evaluation Documents See also: Independent Evaluation

None currently available.

Related Publications

None currently available.


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Tenders

No tenders for this project were found.

Contracts Awarded

No contracts awarded for this project were found

Procurement Plan

Title Document Type Document Date
Talimarjan Power Project: Procurement Plan Procurement Plans Jan 2016