Information on investment projects of AlES JSC

Almaty CHPP-2 named after A.Zhakutov

The year of commissioning is – 1980-1989

The main fuel is Ekibastuz coal:
                           consumption – 2.2 million tons/year;
                           ash content – more than 40%.

Power: installed electric power – 510 MW;
             available electric power – 370.9 MW;
             installed thermal capacity – 1,411 Gcal/h;
             available thermal power – 952 Gcal/h.

In operation: 8 power boilers, 6 turbines.

Dry storage ash-dump: area – 200 hectares (21 million tons).

Project "Modernization of Almaty CHP-2
with minimization of environmental impact"

Implementation dates: 2022-2026.

Main fuel: natural gas:

I launch complex: 4th quarter of 2024;

II launch complex: 4th quarter of 2025;

III launch complex: 4th quarter of 2026.

Installed capacity according to the feasibility study: electric – 557 MW;
                                                                                     thermal – 816 Gcal/h.

The cost of the project according to the feasibility study: 324.1 billion tenge with VAT (according to the feasibility study).

Emissions of harmful substances before and after the project:
2022 – 37.3 thousand tons;
2026 – 2.5 thousand tons.

Current status:

  • Letters of Mandate have been signed with the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD) and the Asian Development Bank (ADB);
  • In October 2022, a two-stage open tender was announced to select an EPC contractor in accordance with international standards and EBRD rules;
  • Work is underway to raise funds for the implementation of an investment project with the ADB and the Development Bank of Kazakhstan (DBK);
  • In November 2022, a loan agreement was signed with the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development;
  • On February 24, 2023, the meeting of the DBK Board of Directors approved the financing of the project;
  • A meeting of the ADB Board of Directors to make a decision on financing the project is scheduled for March 2023.

Almaty CHP-3

CHP-3 was put into operation in 1962. This plant operates in condensation mode and its activities are aimed at the production of energy and thermal energy. 

The main fuel is Ekibastuz coal:
                           consumption – 947.9 thousand tons/year.

In operation: 6 power boilers, 4 turbines.

Dry storage ash-dump: area – 44 hectares (3.4 million tons)

Power: installed electric power – 173 MW;
             available electric power – 138.9 MW;
             installed thermal power – 335.3 Gcal/h;
             the available thermal power – 276.4 Gcal/h.

The project "Reconstruction of Almaty CHP-3 with
an increase in the station's capacity of at least 450 MW"

The purpose of the project: The reconstruction of the station with an increase in capacity of at least 450 MW is necessary to cover the demand for maneuvering capacities in the Southern zone of the Republic of Kazakhstan and reduce emissions into the environment.

Project cost according to the feasibility study: 272.9 billion tenge (including VAT). 

Project implementation dates: 2022-2025.

The main fuel is natural gas:
                           the planned volume of consumption – 684.2 million cubic meters/year.

Installed capacity: electric – 544 MW;
                               thermal – 160 Gcal/h.

Current status:

  • On October 10, 2022, a positive conclusion of the RSE "Gosexpertiza" on the feasibility study was received;
  • Construction of a new station using two CCGTs according to the scheme (1xGTU + 1x CU + 1x PT) with a total capacity of 543.6 MW;
  • On December 14, 2022, according to the results of the auction, AlES JSC was recognized as the winner of the auction for maneuverable generation. The declared capacity is 480 MW;
  • January 26, 2023 – the agreement signed by AlES JSC on the purchase of services for maintaining the readiness of maneuverable capacity was sent to the Settlement and Financial Center for Support of Renewable Energy Sources LLP

Selection of an EPC contractor:

  • The process of preliminary qualification selection (PCO 2.0) of potential suppliers is being carried out
  • Preparation of tender documentation for the selection of an EPC contractor is being completed
  • Conducting a tender for the selection of an EPC contractor among potential suppliers who have passed the preliminary qualification selection (PCO 2.0)

Planned activities:

  • The planned date of the announcement of the competition for the EPC contractor is the 3rd quarter of 2023;
  • Conclusion of the EPC contract – 3rd quarter of 2023;
  • Contribution to the Authorized Capital in the amount of 50 billion. from the Shareholder – 3rd quarter of 2023;
  • Equipment supply and construction and installation works – 2023 – 2025;
  • Commissioning – December 2025.

Almaty CHP-1

CHPP-1  is the oldest CHPP in Almaty (built in 1935).

In 2017, it was completely switched to gas.

Installed capacity: electric – 145 MW;
                               thermal – 1,203 Gcal/h.

The project "Extension of CHPP-1 with the construction of a CCGT
with a capacity of 200-250 MW"

Further extension involves the construction of a CCGT with an electric capacity of 200-250 MW and a thermal capacity of 1.173 Gcal/h.  

Project cost: after receiving the conclusion of the RSE "Goseexpertiza" 351.2 billion tenge. 

Project implementation period: 2024-2029.

Current status:

  • On January 28, 2022, the Committee for Environmental Regulation and Control of the MGNR issued an opinion on the Report on Possible Impacts to the Feasibility Study of the Project;
  • KazNIPIEnergoprom JSC has developed a feasibility study;
  • On January 4, 2023, a positive conclusion of the RSE "Gosexpertiza" feasibility Study of the Project was received.

Planned activities:

  • Passage of internal corporate procedures.