Feasibility study being carried out for Ulaanbaatar’s fifth thermal power plantPolitics
Ulaanbaatar /MONTSAME/. At the regular Cabinet meeting on October 20, Minister of Energy N.Tavinbekh introduced the progress of the construction project for Ulaanbaatar’s fifth thermal power plant which planned to be established based on the infrastructure of the Third Thermal Power Plant.
As project implementing bodies, ‘Thermal Power Plant-3’ JSC of Mongolia and ‘Inter RAO-Export’ company of Russia signed a memorandum of cooperation, and reached an agreement on the volume of works to be carried out by both sides. Furthermore, the Russian company has agreed to submit a feasibility study of the project in 180 days. Based on the study, the matter concerning export loans from the Government of Russia is planned to be introduced by the first quarter of the coming year.
Despite its best location and being one of the main sources for heat supply in Ulaanbaatar, the operations of the Third Thermal Plant are currently facing a state of risk due to its outdated core equipment.