GDF SUEZ and consortium partners preferred bidder status for 415MW power plant in Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia confirmed

29-8-2013 — /EuropaWire/ — GDF SUEZ is pleased to announce, together with its consortium partners, that its preferred bidder status for the combined heat and power plant CHP5 in Ulaanbaatar, the capital of Mongolia, has been confirmed. A Memorandum of Understanding has been signed with the new Mongolian government allowing the consortium to begin talks on project agreements.

Following financial close the consortium will build and operate a coal-fired CHP plant with an electricity capacity of 415MW and a steam capacity of 587MW. The plant will have three circulating fluidised bed boilers that use efficient pollutant control measures to significantly reduce emissions of particulates.

The entire output from the plant will be purchased by the Mongolian government under a 25-year Power Purchase Agreement. The steam produced will be used for city heating in Ulaanbaatar.

The new plant will support the rising energy demand in Mongolia, which is largely driven by the mining sector and the abundant supply of natural resources, together with a growing population.

The consortium comprises GDF SUEZ (30%), Sojitz Corp (30%), POSCO ENERGY (30%) and Newcom LLC (10%).

Background on consortium partners

  • Sojitz Corporation: Japan’s sixth largest trading corporation
  • POSCO ENERGY: South Korea’s largest private power producer
  • Newcom LLC: leading Mongolian conglomerate involved in telecommunications, civil aviation, renewable energy, real estate and construction & mining equipment

GDF SUEZ develops its businesses (power, natural gas, energy services) around a model based on responsible growth to take up today’s major energy and environmental challenges: meeting energy needs, ensuring the security of supply, fighting against climate change and maximizing the use of resources. The Group provides highly efficient and innovative solutions to individuals, cities and businesses by relying on diversified gas-supply sources, flexible and low-emission power generation as well as unique expertise in four key sectors: independent power production, liquefied natural gas, renewable energy and energy efficiency services.GDF SUEZ employs 138,200 people worldwide and achieved revenues of €82 billion in 2012. The Group is listed on the Paris, Brussels and Luxembourg stock exchanges and is represented in the main international indices: CAC 40, BEL 20, DJ Euro Stoxx 50, Euronext 100, FTSE Eurotop 100, MSCI Europe, ASPI Eurozone, Euronext Vigeo Eurozone 120, Vigeo World 120, Vigeo Europe 120 and Vigeo France 20.

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