Site construction operations are in progress at full speed for gas turbines and other auxiliary equipment as a part of 230 MW Gardabani Combined Cycle Power Plant Project undertaken by Çalık Enerji for construction, which is Georgia’s first "Natural Gas Combined Cycle Power Plant" and "Highest Cost Investment".
Gardabani Project enjoys a unique position as not only Georgia’s most prestigious scheme but also Çalık Enerji’s first turn key EPC Combined Cycle Power Plant ever undertaken on its own.
With regard to the procurement of major equipment items, gas turbines have been puchased form GE, HRSG Nooter Eriksen as gas compressors have been supplied by Atlas Copco. Steam turbines have been procured from Skoda-Doosan. Hyundai is the supplier of transformers while the water treatment plant is provided by Thermax. 95 % of procurements is now over on a Project wide basis.
The gas turbines are now on the site after being transported by ship to Poti Portuna, Georgia, from Antwerp, Belgium and then by road between Poti and Gardabani, a stretch with a distance of 400 km.
Mounting of the gas turbines (2 x GE 6FA) on the foundation, a task which constitutes a major milestone of the project, was successfully completed on May 18 and 29.
The Project is ahead of the schedule by 15.76 %. Overall progress of the Power Plant, which was kicked off October last year, is 37 % as of the final week of June. 51 % of the site is completed for civil operations, 50 % for steel mounting operations, 9 % for equipment mounting and 11 % for piping.
425 employees currently take office on the project site. So far, no labor accidents leading to loss of time in the Project have taken place and progress over the Project continues based on an understanding with no compromising on quality.
It is planned to complete the Power Plant, the construction of which is under way, earlier than October, 2015.