Hill International was selected by JSC Almaty Power Plants to provide project management services for the modernization of the Almaty Combined Heat and Power (CHP) Plant. The Almaty CHP Plant 2 is an operational 510MW coal-fired power project located in Almaty. The CHP-2 is the largest local urban energy source, currently serving more than 64% of the population. The project will modernize the existing CHP Plant 2 to use natural gas instead of coal as a primary fuel to reduce CO2 emissions and improve air quality in the city.
The primary aim of the project is to reduce CO2 emissions in the city by approximately 3 million tons (a reduction of roughly 56%) and fully avoid air emissions of particulate matter and NOx.
The project will be delivered in phases with the first phase entailing the modernization of a 200 MWe unit. Construction is planned to be carried out in three stages. The entire CHP Plant 2 project is expected to be completed in 2026.