OREANDA-NEWS. RnR Market Research Offers Report by Research on Tajikistan Power Report Q4 2016.

BMI View: Tajikistan's overreliance on volatile hydropower generation will mean that the country will continue to face power generation shortfalls over the next 10 years - due to falling water levels during the winter when peak power demand occurs. Government plans to boost hydropower generation in order to facilitate power exports will be marred by obstacles, due to lack of financing for new power generating infrastructure and security threats to mooted electricity interconnections, although the award of a tender for the 3,600MW Rogun project creates cautious hope that this massive venture may finally get off the ground.

Latest Updates And Structural Trends

- Italy's Salini Impregilo in June 2016 inked a framework deal worth a total of USD3.9bn to build the 3,600MW Rogun hydroelectric dam. The framework agreement included OJSC Rogun ordering the initial batch of works, to a total value of USD1.95bn.

- Germany's Siemens was in August 2016 contracted to provide two gas insulated high voltage switchgears for the Rogun project. One switchgear (the 8DQ1) will cover a voltage range of up to 550kv with 21 circuit breakers, while the second switchgear (the 8DN9) will have a voltage range up to 220kv, with four circuit breakers.