Korean Companies to Purchase Pavlodar’s Coal for Power Plant Construction

PAVLODAR – The meeting of Regional Akim (Governor) Yerlan Aryn with Chairman of the Board of JSC Balkhash Thermal Power Plant (Balkhash TPP) Kim Suk Won and representatives of JSC Samsung Engineering, which is involved with the construction of the new plant in Kazakhstan, held on April 27, was a landmark in the establishment of mutually beneficial cooperation between Ekibastuz miners and the Korean company.

According to plans, the large power station to be launched in 2017 will produce 1,320 MW of electricity. But for this it needs coal. The company intends to purchase it from the coal mines of Ekibastuz.

“The construction of this thermal power station is a good project for Kazakhstan’s economy. Today the Korean side that is implementing the project confirmed their intention to buy our coal in the amount of four million tonnes a year. But the purchase of coal is not the only project of these foreign investors. They have other proposals that we discussed. Korean companies are successfully operating in Kazakhstan in the fields of health, industry, IT technologies and in other areas. And this new project is for the benefit of both [countries],” said Regional Governor Aryn.

The delegation also visited the GRES-1 plant, which Chairman Kim says will be taken as an example for Balkhash TPP.

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