Project Details
Kazakhstan Moinak Electricity Transmission Project
Country:Kazakhstan
Sector:Energy
Summary:The project has three components:

A. Construction of transmission lines
  • Construction of about 97-kilometer (km), 220-kilovolt (kV) single-circuit overhead transmission line from Moinak Hydroelectric Power Plant to Shelek substation; and
  • construction of about 225 km, 220 kV single-circuit overhead transmission line from Moinak Hydroelectric Power Plant to Robot substation.

B. Modernization of substations
  • Construction of 220/110 kV outdoor switchyard at Moinak Hydroelectric Power Plant,
  • modernization of 220 kV Robot substation, and
  • modernization of 220 kV Shelek substation.

C. Consulting and technical services
  • Consulting services for procurement and project management; and
  • technical services for selection of the transmission routes, conduct of engineering surveys, and engineering supervision of the turnkey contracts during construction.
Expected Outcome:The project will increase and improve the electricity supply to business enterprises and households in southern Kazakhstan in an economically and environmentally sustainable manner.
Expected Outputs:
  • Overhead transmission lines constructed from Moinak Hydroelectric Power Plant to Shelek and Robot substations;
  • outdoor switchyard at Moinak Hydroelectric Power Plant, and Robot and Shelek substations modernized; and
  • consulting and technical services rendered.
Date Approved:2009
Status:Completed
Expected Completion:2013
Funding Type:Loan
Funding Amount:Government of Kazakhstan: $21 million
World Bank: $45 million
Links/Documents:World Bank Project Page
Project Information Document
Project Appraisal Document
Guarantee Agreement between the World Bank and Kazakhstan