Dushanbe-2 power station

From Global Energy Monitor

Dushanbe-2 power station (also known as Душанбинская ТЭЦ-2, ТЭЦ «Душанбе-2» (Russian) 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 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]


The total cost of constructing the Dushanbe-2 power station was approximately US$349 million. Of that amount, US$331 million was financed by Tebian Electric Apparatus (TBEA), while US$17.4 million was provided by the Tajik government. TBEA agreed to cover the majority of the costs to construct the power station in return for a license to operate a gold mine in Tajikistan.[4][5] The Export Import Bank of China provided a US$331 million loan to TBEA to cover its share of the construction costs.[6]

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:

Articles and resources


  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 "Tajikistan: Power Plant Produces Heat and Anger," Eurasianet, February 6, 2014
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 "China completes $350 million power plant in Tajikistan's capital Dushanbe," Energy World, December 9, 2016
  3. "China completes $350 million power plant in Tajikistan's capital Dushanbe," AFP, December 9, 2016
  4. "Tajikistan: Chinese company gets gold mine in return for power plant," eurasianet, April 11, 2018
  5. "tajikistan coal mining machinery plant cryogenic grinding info". www.truhlar-kvalita.cz. Retrieved December 15, 2020.
  6. Temur Umarov, China Looms Large in Central Asia, Carnegie Moscow Center, Mar. 30, 2020

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