Dushanbe-2 power station

From Global Energy Monitor

Dushanbe-2 power station is a 400-megawatt (MW) coal-fired power station in Dushanbe, Tajikistan.


The map below shows the power station in the city of Dushanbe, less than a kilometer from the city’s Botanical Garden.

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Background on Plant

The construction of the first stage of the Dushanbe-2 CHPP (2 x 50 MW) began in November 2012 after signing of an interstate agreement between Tajikistan and China. The new units were commissioned in 2014.[1][2]

The first stone for the foundation of the second stage of a 2 x 150 MW CHP plant was laid by the President, Emomali Rahmon, and the President of China, Xi Jinping, in September 2014. The total cost of the second stage of the Dushanbe-2 CHPP is about US$350 million, 80% of which is allocated as a concessional loan by the Export-Import Bank of China, and the rest is financed by the energy holding company Barki Tochik. All the necessary equipment was produced in China and shipped to Dushanbe. The second stage of the Dushanbe-2 CHPP was launched in December 2016. The main contractor of the construction is the Chinese company Tеbian Apparatus Stoc Co. (TBEA), which received the rights to a gold mine in the north of the Central Asian country to offset the cost of the investment.[3][1][2]

Residents report problems with the plant's EIA process and the coal dust, which they had been assured would not be a problem.[1][2]

Project Details

  • Sponsor: OJSC Barki Tojik
  • Parent company: OJSC Barki Tojik
  • Developer: TBEA (China)
  • Location: Dushanbe, Tajikistan
  • Coordinates: 38.610817, 68.771867 (exact)
  • Status: Operating
  • Capacity: 400 MW (Units 1&2: 50 MW, Units 3&4: 150 MW)
  • Type: Subcritical
  • Start date: 2014 (Units 1&2), 2016 (Units 3&4)
  • Coal Type:
  • Coal Source: Ziddi deposit, Tajikistan
  • Source of financing: Export-Import Bank of China (USD 331 million), Barki Tochik (USD 17.4 million)
  • Permits and applications:

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