Cogeneration power plant

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The Kazakh Romanian Energy Investment Fund started the construction of the cogeneration plant on the Petromidia platform. Through the technical configuration (two Siemens SGT-750 turbines of high efficiency and performance and two heat recovery boilers), the new plant will generate approximately 80 MW of electricity - of which about 60-70 MW will fully cover the electricity needs of the Petromidia platform, technological steam of up to 180 tons/hour, plus the necessary hot water for the heating system of Navodari - up to 20 MWt / hour. The new unit for combined production of electricity and heat will operate on the natural gas basis as the main fuel, the mix of necessary resources being provided in the proportion of 25% of the technological process of the refinery and 75% of the national network. The estimated deadline for the commissioning of the new plant is the end of July 2023.
See more details in the press release. 

Status of works


Obtaining necessary permits (all demolition and site organization permits obtained, building permit in progress);

Implementation of the geotechnical survey (completed);

Demolition of turbine building (in progress);

Demolition of chimney (in progress);

Site organization establishment (in progress);

Definition of natural gas connection concept and corresponding routing (completed);

Placement of purchase order for gas turbines (completed).


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On 19th August 2020 the Kazakh Romanian Energy Investment Fund signed with Calik Enerji (Turkey) the EPC (Engineering, Procurement and Construction) contract for the turnkey construction of the cogeneration plant on the Petromidia platform. The total investment in this project amounts to about 148 million USD generating about 11 million USD in taxes paid to the state budget each year.
The new plant will comply with the highest technological, energy efficiency and environmental standards, and will be built in cooperation with the Uzina Termoelectrica Midia Power Plant – currently owned by the Ministry of Energy (56.58%) and KMG International (43.42%).

See more details in the press release.