Energy industry’s winter preparation 70 percent complete

2019-08-14 15:12:55

Ulaanbaatar /MONTSAME/. Prime Minister of Mongolia U.Khurelsukh worked at the Ulaanbaatar Heating Network Company and Ulaanbaatar Thermal Power Plant No.3 and 4, to keep abreast with their operations and preparation works for 2019-2020 winter season and got acquainted with the construction of the Songino Substation. As of August 10, wintering preparation is 70 percent complete, according to officials. 

With the purpose of ensuring energy consumption growth and creating an energy source reserve, the Government of Mongolia resolved to increase the installed capacity of high pressure boiler of the Ulaanbaatar Thermal Power Plant No.3 by 75 MW and renovate turbo generator of the Ulaanbaatar Thermal Power Plant No. 4. The works are presently underway. Some 885 maintenance works on facilities and equipment, 677 investment works and 412 works on technical reorganization are planned for the wintering preparations of factories and companies of the energy industry. By August 10, 70 percent of those planned works is complete. The Prime Minister reminded corresponding officials and plant employees to perform quality works on schedule. He also gave an order to enhance the construction works of Songino substation and electric power transmission line of “Big Circle” project and put them into operation as soon as possible. 

Built in 1953, the Ulaanbaatar Heating Network Company is responsible for year-round reliable and continuous supply  of heating and hot water using the electric power generated from the Thermal Power Plant No. 2, 3 and 4 and Amgalan Thermal Power Plant to 3163 contract consumer entities connected to the Ulaanbaatar city’s central thermal network, 16 Public service centers of the Apartment and Public Entity Authority and 10.5 thousand apartment buildings of 54 private companies with special licenses. Moreover, construction of a heating transmission line to supply “Bayankhoshuu sub-center” is in progress. 

Thermal Power Plant No.3 was commissioned in 1968 and as of now, it supplies 17.3 percent of electric energy demand of the central region, 34.8 percent of the capital city’s thermal energy consumption and 55 percent of steam consumption of manufacturing technologies. 41 plans are being implemented for the wintering preparations and 69 percent is fulfilled. 

Established in 1983, the Thermal Power Plant No.4 is the largest power plant of Mongolia that provides 58 percent of electricity usage of the central region and 55 percent of Ulaanbaatar city’s thermal energy. The power plants’ preparations for wintering is being done as scheduled. 

A state entity “Mongolian Energy Economics Institute” carried out technical and economic feasibility study of an extension project of the Thermal Power Plant No.3 and introduced them to the Science and Technology Council of the energy industry, which backed the study. By an order of Ulaanbaatar city’s Investment Agency, construction works of Songino substation and electric power transmission line of “Big Circle” project started in 2012 with “EKHBUT” LLC as a contractor.