OREANDA-NEWS. RAO "UES of Russia" and OAO "Urals Industrial – Urals Polar Corporation"* have signed an agreement on cooperation in implementing investment programmes in the electricity sector in the Urals region.

The Urals Industrial – Urals Polar Project envisages the development of a new resource base for the industry in the Polar and Subpolar Urals parts of the Tyumen Region, Khanty-Mansi Autonomous Okrug and Yamalo-Nenets Autonomous Okrug.

For that purpose, it is planned to implement a Programme of construction and modernization of the generation and power grid facilities.

Specifically, the Programme provides that over 1,300 MW of new generation capacity will be brought on line, including a combined-cycle power plant near the Tarko-Sale Substation. This project will be financed using the investment guarantee mechanism.

The projects to build a combined-cycle power plant in Noyabrsk and a GTPP in Igrim will be financed by private investors.