Launch Of 230 MW Gardabani Thermal Power Plant 2 Construction

A new Combined Cycle Thermal Power Plant will be built in Georgia to increase the country’s power generation and move Georgia one step closer towards energy independence.

Georgian government officials laid the foundation for the 230 MW Gardabani Thermal Power Plant 2 in Georgia’s Kvemo Kartli region yesterday.

Georgian Prime Minister Giorgi Kvirikashvili and Economy Minister Dimitry Kumsishvili visited the construction site yesterday.

“The foundation is almost prepared and turbines have already arrived in Poti. Therefore, we think that construction will be accomplished within schedule in 2020, before the winter season” Kumsishvili noted.

The construction project is being implemented by Gardabani TPP 2, which is a subsidiary of the Georgian Oil and Gas Corporation. The plant will have a function "launching from zero”, which is provided via autonomous/independent diesel generator (Black Start Diesel Generator). This function enables the TPP to be started even during the so called System Black-out.



The combined cycle’s new energy-efficient (productivity factor exceeding 50 percent) is planned to be exploited for the 2019-2020 winter season. To note, a similar TPP with an installed capacity of 230 MW, Gardabani 1, has been in operation since 2015.

The project is being implemented by China Tianchen Engineering Corporation (TCC), which is one of the largest Chinese corporations.


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