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Astana, Kazakhstan • 03 May, 2024 | 17:44

Korean Energy Giants to Evaluate and Retrofit Kazakh Power Plants

KEPCO KPS and Doosan Enerbility have agreed to modernize facilities in Astana, Almaty, Pavlodar, and Zhezkagan

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South Korean companies KEPCO KPS and Doosan Enerbility are joining forces to assess and retrofit power plants in Astana, Almaty, Pavlodar, and the Topar Main Distribution Power Station in Zhezkagan, QazMonitor reports citing Kazakh Invest.

What happened: The foreign companies have signed a memorandum of understanding with the Ministry of Energy focused on upgrading Kazakhstan’s power infrastructure. The plan involves employing innovative environmental solutions to enhance the efficiency of the Topar Main Distribution Power Station in Zhezkagan, as well as other unspecified plants in Astana, Almaty, and Pavlodar.

  • The memorandum was signed by Vice Minister of Energy Sungat Yessimkhanov, the foreign representative at Kazakh Invest Daulet Saktaganov, President of KEPCO KPS Kim Hongyoun, and Chief Marketing Officer of Doosan Enerbility Kim Jungkwan.

The environmental solutions of KEPCO and Doosan Enerbility are optimal solutions for the government of Kazakhstan, which seeks to reduce the level of air pollution in the country. After signing this memorandum, we will work together to contribute to the development of environmentally friendly energy projects in Kazakhstan.

said Kim Jungkwan.

KEPCO KPS: A subsidiary of Korea Electric Power Corporation, KEPCO Plant Service & Engineering Co., Ltd specializes in facility maintenance and management services for power infrastructure. They provide a wide range of solutions including plant management, engineering procurement, and construction. KEPCO KPS focuses on projects involving retrofitting, rehabilitation, operation maintenance, and management for renewable energy, industrial facilities, as well as power generation, transmission, and substation facilities. Their operations span across the Americas, Africa, and Asia.

Doosan Enerbility: Established in 1962, Doosan Enerbility is involved in manufacturing and constructing various power infrastructure such as nuclear power plants, thermal power stations, turbines, generators, desalination plants, castings, and forgings. Their solutions have been deployed in 40 countries worldwide, including Kazakhstan. Notably, they recently secured contracts to build the Turkistan Combined Cycle Power Plant in Shymkent last year, and previously, in 2015, completed the construction of the 310MW Karabatan Combined Cycle Power Plant in Atyrau, which became operational in 2020.

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