China to build thermal power plant in Georgia

China to build thermal power plant in Georgia

A new Combined Cycle Thermal Power Plant will be built by China Tianchen Engineering Corporation in Georgia to increase the country’s power generation.

Today the government officials laid the foundation for the 230 MW Gardabani Thermal Power Plant 2 in Georgia’s Kvemo Kartli region.The $159 million new Combined Cycle Thermal Power Plant in Gardabali will begin to produce power in winter 2020.

Implementing projects that contribute to the country’s energy independence and, at the same time meet the country's increasing electricity demands during winter, was a priority of the Government of Georgia.

Georgian Prime Minister Giorgi Kvirikashvili said building energy efficient combined cycle thermal power plants and fitting them with modern technologies was very important for Georgia's energy network.

"This will be another energy source for our system and one more step on the path of ensuring our country’s energy security,” Agenda.ge cited him as saying.

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