Siberian Generating Company LLC announced the start of the sale process for the property complex of the Barnaul CHP-1 removed from operation in 2012, according to a statement made by the press center of OJSC Kuzbassenergo.
The Barnaul CHP-1 property sale issue came on the agenda after the power plant was removed from operation in January 2012. The decision was motivated by the high risk of technical failures and emergency situations that would have to be borne had the power plant constructed in 1936 continued to operate its completely worn-out equipment. Besides, the outdated power generation facilities produced a negative impact on the city environment.
The CHP closedown did not affect the supply of heat and electricity to its consumers living in the VRZ and Vostochny micro-districts of Barnaul.
Siberian Generating Company is currently reconstructing the CHP-2 and CHP-3 in Barnaul using own funds and borrowed capital. This project will be completed in 2014. These efforts will significantly enhance the quality and reliability of heat supply to consumers and boost the electricity and heat generation efficiency.
The auction organizer is OJSC Barnaul Generation, part of the SGC group of companies, which owns the property to be sold. No reserve price has been announced, the highest bid will win the auction.
Both legal entities and individuals submitting the whole package of tender documents in due time will be allowed to bid. Applications for biding will be accepted through October 17, 2013.
Siberian Generating Company LLC is the leading producer and supplier of electricity and heat power in the Siberian federal district, also providing heat transmission services. The group is active in Kemerovo region, Altai and Krasnoyarsk Krai, Republic of Khakassia, the Tyva Republic. SGC accounts for about 20-22% of the United Power Grid of Siberia's total generation. Its prime fuel is coal. SGC's principal sales market is the wholesale electric power and capacity market. The group comprises 4 state district power plants and 14 combined heat and power plants with a total installed electrical capacity of 7,138 MW, thermal capacity of 15,736.3 Gcal/h, as well as heat supply networks 1,184 km long, along with repair and service companies. SGC comprises OJSC Kuzbassenergo (TGC-12) and OJSC Yenisei TGC (TGC-13).