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INTRODUCTION

INSTALLED CAPACITY

315 MW
A NNUA L AV E R AG E PRO DUCTI O N

606 GWh/year
NO R M A L WATE R LE V EL

910 m a.s.l
R ESE RVO I R VO LUM E AT N W L

5,7 bln. m 3
DA M LENGTH , H E I G HT

740 m / 103 m

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CONTENT
1

PROJECT TIMELINE

NECESSITY AND IMPORTANCE OF THE PROJECT

FEASIBILITY STUDY

PRELIMINARY WORK

ENVIRONMENTAL, SOCIAL AND HERITAGE STUDY

UPDATED PROJECT COST ESTIMATION

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1. PROJECT TIMELINE

3. FEASIBILITY STUDY

2. NECESSITY
AND
IMPORTANCE
OF THE
PROJECT
4. PRELIMINARY WORK

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1. PROJECT TIMELINE
During the year 1964-1965, Russian ENERGOSET PROJECT institute conducted study on Mongolian territory
which identified 28 possible locations to build hydropower plant. One of the most feasible location was 2.5 km
from the confluence of Eg rive and Selenge river where Egiin Goliin hydropower plant is to be built.
The initial Egiin Goliin hydropower plants feasibility study (FS) and the Environmental Impact Assessment
(EIA) was conducted in 1992, funded by the Asian Development Bank ($ 5.2 million).
The project timeline is illustrated below.

HYDRO POWER TRANSMISSION


ACCESS ROAD
PLANT
LINE

BRIDGE

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2. NECESSITY AND IMPORTANCE OF THE PROJECT


3.1 ENERGY SECTOR:

Currently, thermal power plants covers 92.7% of CES total energy consumption and the rest is
imported from Russia;

Coal fired power plants operate at base regime thus, it is technically limited in operating in line with
changes in demand and regulate its generation in a short period of time;

The energy imported from Russia covers the systems peak load and operates as the regulator of
the system. Thus, energy dependency on Russia is expected to accelerate. For instance, import
electricity transmission line has reached its technical capability;

Currently, daily peak load and base load difference is picking up to 320 MW as household dominated
electricity consumption growth surges.

3.2 ENVIRONMENTALLY:
In utilising hydropower, climate change and air pollution will be reduced
which will contribute in supporting green development, and generating
environmentally friendly clean electricity;
Furthermore, it reduces the use of raw coal, emissions of greenhouse
gases released into the air in particular important areas of Ulaanbaatar
and other urban areas.

3.3 ECONOMICALLY:
The water reserve to be formed by the dam will be a source of constantly
refreshed freshwater lake. Moreover, it will form the possibility to increase
the regional air humidity, mitigate desertification, and accelerate
agricultural production development;
Formation of a large lake as a result of building hydropower plant,
creates the opportunity to prosper into tourism and development hub by
providing preferable condition to attract both foreign and local tourists
and developing water sports in the region.

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3. FEASIBILITY STUDY

3.1 NECESSITY TO UPDATE FEASIBILITY STUDY


A review of the 1992-1995 feasibility study revealed to not only update the feasibility study but to fully complete
the study for the following reasons:

Conditions have changed as many years have passed;

Power market survey was left out;

Hydro-energy estimation was performed based on the data of 1945-1989. Thus, new data of 1989 to
2011 was incorporated to conduct the estimation;

Dam site geological investigations were insufficient, extracted sample did not reach quality level, unsuitable
drilling technology;

Previous topographical survey has been carried out according to PULKOVO 1942 geodetic datum which
is ceased to be used in Mongolia. Thus, the new WG 584/UTM geodetic datum is required to be used;

The seismic hazard assesment methodology used in the previous study is outdated.

Tractebel Engineering Consulting Company (GDF Suez) in parallel with updating the Feasibility study carried
out following additional investigations:

Power market survey;

Hydro-energy estimation;

New topographical survey on the dam site and reservoir area.

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3.2 ADDITIONAL SURVEY

3.2.1 POWER MARKET SURVEY


Following studies were carried out within the power market survey:

The previous CES electricity supply, demand study has been updated from 1967 to 2013. Carried
out consideratbly realistic analysis of CES current situation, supply-demand gap, and energy system
sources and future consumption forecast;

The CES electricity demand forecast study has been conducted up to the year 2065 with three growth
scenarios;

The CES daily load historical data was analysed as well as EGHPP daily load curve participation in
2019.

Project engineering consultant Tractebel engineering (GDF Suez) has conducted this study.

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3.2 ADDITIONAL SURVEY

3.2.2 HYDRO-ENERGY ESTIMATION


Hydro-energy estimation performed by Tractebel engineering ( GDF Suez) consulting company in accordance
with international standards. Main results are:

Previous value of long term average discharge 93 m3/s, increased to 103 m3/s;

Normal water level of the reservoir estimated at 910 m a.s.l.;

Previous reservoir volume at normal water level 4.2 billion m3 increased to 5.6 billion m3 ;

Based on the power market survey and the hydro-energy estimation, optimal installed capacity has
been estimated as 315 MW;

According to reservoir filling schedule and flow data 1959-2012. Annual electricity production value
is 606 mln. kWh;

Based on EGHPP reservoir filling schedule and operation regime operating from the year 2018 to
2071 and hydrological data of 1959-2012, the annual average electricty generation is estimated to
be 606 mln. kWh.

Possible formation of ice phenomena in winter time will be studied additionally in the future investigations.
Hydro-energy estimation is performed by Tractebel engineering and Hydro construction engineering center
of Mongolian university Science and Technology.

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3.2 ADDITIONAL SURVEY

3.2.3 GEOLOGY, GEOPHYSICAL


INVESTIGATIONS AND DRILLING
Geological and

Geophysical investigations were

carried out during 2014 warm season: 8 cored bore


holes across the dam axis, new 2400m of electrical
resistivity profiling performed at the right and left bank
of the river.
Drilling samples of core of boreholes was sufficient and
analysed in the laboratory at international standard
level.
This study was performed by School of Petroleum of
Mongolian university Science and Technology.

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3.2 ADDITIONAL SURVEY

3.2.4 TOPOGRAPHICAL SURVEY

The new topographical maps established in accordance with WGS84/UTM48N


geodetic coordinate system. Produced topographical maps at scale 1:1000 of the dam
site and at scale 1:10000 covering the area of reservoir.

Orthophotos information database was established after a flight above whole reservoir
area.

Mongolian Geosan LLC has conducted this survey.

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3.2 ADDITIONAL SURVEY

3.2.5 SEISMIC HAZARD STUDY


The hydropower plant construction site Seismic Risk Assessment was performed and determined hazard
levels. With this estimation, the dam cross section design will reflect risk tolerance and stability requirements.
This study was performed by experienced French company Geoter.

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3.2 ADDITIONAL SURVEY

3.2.6 IMPACT ON BAIKAL LAKE


DAM OPERATION IMPACT OF EGHPP ON SELENGE RIVER AND BAIKAL LAKE:

At an annual time-step, no hydrological changes are expected. At the monthly time-step, hydrological changes
are mainly an increasing of flows alone Selenga river during winter and a little decreasing of flows during
spring and autumn.
RESERVOIR FILLING IMPACT OF EGHPP ON SELENGE RIVER AND BAIKAL LAKE:
Missing water for Baikal lake during Egiin goliin reservoir filling estimated:
1. 3 dry year-1.6 km3
2. 3 medium year-1.8 km3
3. 3 wet year-1.7 km3
Which constituted 0.020%-0.023% of total volume Baikal lake of 23615.4 km3.
This impact is very little.
Project engineering consultant Tractebel engineering (GDF Suez) has conducted this study.

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3.2 ADDITIONAL SURVEY

3.2.7 ICE PHEUNOMENA


The new Feasibility study is provided various alternatives for overcome ice pheunomena with operation
conditions, including:
-

Operation adjustment

River channel dredging

Ice monitoring

Construction of buffer dam in the downstream of the dam

Ice booms

and recommended realization optimal solution from them.


The buffer dam solution presented there will provide opportunity to control outflow with stoplogs and limit it
to 125 m3/sec.
It is found that the necessary volume of 3.666 hm3 is reached at a reservoir elevation
of 835.54 masl.
At this stage, the total costs of the buffer dam are estimated to be between
35 MUSD and 50 MUSD.
Project engineering consultant Tractebel engineering (GDF Suez) has conducted this study.

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3.3 PREVIOUS FEASIBILITY STUDY

Swiss and Italian, Mongolian companies had conducted Feasibility study between 1992
and 1994.
Main characteristics of the Feasibility study:

RESERVOIR

DAM

POWERHOUSE

FISH PASSAGE

Normal water level:

Dam type:

Type, location:

Not included

900 m a.s.l

RCC

On the available space of right


river bank

Volume at NWL:

Dam crest level:

3.9 billion m

903 m a.s.l

Surface area:

Dam width: 8 m

125 km

Dam length: 710 m


Dam height above natural
ground: 73 m

Installed capacity:
220 MW
(2 phases 110 / 110 MW)
Average annual energy
production:
496 GWh/year

Dam height above foundation:


95 m

Turbine:

Dame volume:

4 Francis 55 MW

1.38 mln. m

Number of spillway: 4
Elevation of spillway:
884.12 m a.s.l

Date of Feasibility study: 1992-1995

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3.4 NEW FEASIBILITY STUDY

Tractebel Engineering (GDF Suez) has conducted new Feasibility study based on before
mentioned additional surveys and updated main characteristics of Egiin Goliin HPP as
follows.

RESERVOIR

DAM

POWERHOUSE

FISH PASSAGE

Normal water level:

Dam type:

Type, location:

Type, location:

910 m a.s.l

RCC

Fish lift:

Volume at NWL:

Dam crest level:

On the available space of right


river bank

5.7 mln. m

913 m a.s.l

Surface area:

Dam crest width: 8 m

154.3 km

Dam crest length : 740 m


Dam height above natural
ground: 82 m

Installed capacity
315 MW
Average annual energy
production:
606 GWh/year
Turbine:

Dam height above foundation:


103 m

4 Francis 68.75 MW

Dam volume:

2 Francis 20.5 MW

2.29 mln

1 Francis

Number of spillway: 4

Part of powerhouse

auxillary supply 3 MW

Elevation of spillway:
895.5 m a.s.l

Date of Feasibility study: 2014.04 - 2014.08

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4. PRELIMINARY WORK
4.1 OPTIMIZATION OF TRANSMISSION LINE ROUTE
At initial stage, electricity
transmission line is necessary
to resolve power supply during
EGHPP construction phase.
In the previous FS, it was
chosen to exploit diesel
generator to resolve power
supply of construction phase.
The survey result on nearby
standing transmission line
determined that transmission
line does not meet the quality
requirement as this line could
only be used during the
construction phase and not
possible to reuse, unable to
generate reliable and stable
electricity supply, high cost.
The diesel generator option
besides the transportation
of fuel, it has many negative
impact to its surrounding
environment such as gas
emission, increased dirt and
noise.
Accordingly, the transmission line to supply the hydropower generated eletricity through Erdenet substation to
the CES needs to be built prior for the purpose to supply electricity during dam construction phase. Building
the transmission line would save from additional costs, determined its capability to provide stable and reliable
electricity and completed its transmission line new route optimisation.
The previously determined 65 km tranmission line route along the Bukh River overlaps the newly planned
Erdenet city ger district household expansion area. Moreover, forest area of 60 000 m2 which continues over
5km needs to be cut for the transmission line which would have impact on the environment and would face
protest from the local people. Due to natural barriers such as deep ravine and steep mountain slope along the
route it is difficult to conduct transmission line construction and maintenance. It will also increase the cost.
Consequently, optimized and completely changed the route of the transmission line. This new route (72.3 km)
would not go through residential and forested areas.
This route is also in parallel with the access road, hence there are no complications during installation and
maintenance. Accordingly, it is cost-effective.
Authorized professional company performed detailed engineering design and general conclusion
was made by Construction development center of Ministry of Urban Construction and Development.

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4.2 OPTIMIZATION OF ACCESS ROAD ROUTE

It is necessary to build access road and bridge which ensures traffic safety, with low operating cost, load
capacity road and bridge in order to transport construction materi-als, equipments to EGHPP project site
smoothly.
In the previous FS the access road route was 135.5 km Erdenet - Khyalganat - Eg project site which consisted
of the existing Erdenet-Khyalganat 70 km unpaved road with 7 small bridges and River Selenge steel bridge
to Khyalganat village and they are in no state to bear the load during construction phase and it would have
to be reconstructed. Then, from Khyalganat to the project site, new 50.5 km road with 11 bridges and 15 km
hill road need to be constructed. Presently, this route road traffic has increased significantly due to increased
tourists and during locals holiday period which makes it difficult to use this road for construction phase safe
transport.
Therefore, the old route needs to be fully altered. The most optimal alternative has been determined which
is the Erdenet-Zos Hill-Eg 71.9 km access road route. As a result, 43.9 mln. USD is saved. Besides this, the
access road length shortened 2 times the old route and also decreases the transportation duration 1.8 times
which makes this alternative efficient and during operation, it is even more effective.
Detailed engineering design for new 320m steel concrete bridge at River Selenge and 71.9 km access
road was conducted by local authorized professional company, and general conclusion was made
by Construction development center of Ministry of Urban Construction and Development.

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4.3 PRELIMINARY WORK RELATED ISSUES RESOLVED

The following issues were resolved along the overhead transmission line, access road and bridge route:

The Orkhon province, Bulgan province, Selenge, Khutag-Undur soum has issued land permission for
transmission line, access road construction;

The preliminary construction work route passes through the National special purpose land and as a result
of discussing the situation to the Ministry of Defense, General staff of the Armed Forces and Armed
forces 186th brigade related authorties, the Ministry of Defence concluded that the above mentioned
route does not affect the shooting armament, zenit, artillery, tank, land forces to conduct combat training
at the training center. The access road detailed engineering design took into account the passing of
military purpose track and reflected to construct 3 cement concrete pavement passage;

The access road route cross passes 13 inter-city fiber optic cable points and the transmission line
passess through 9 points. Thus, discussed this issue with the state owned information and communication
networking company and established Bilateral memorandum of cooperation, technical specifications
to transfer these cables has been resolved. Therefore, the preliminary construction work is ready to
commence.

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5. ENVIRONMENTAL, SOCIAL AND HERITAGE STUDY

5.1 PREVIOUS STUDY, NECESSITY TO UPDATE

5.3
ENVIRONMENTAL
IMPACT
ASSESSMENT

5.4
RESULT OF THE
ENVIRONMENTAL
IMPACT
ASSESSMENT

5.2
ADDITIONAL
STUDY
5.5
ENVIRONMENTALLY FRIENDLY
PROJECT

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5.1 PREVIOUS STUDY, NECESSITY TO UPDATE

The previous Environmental impact assessment (FS Chapter 15) and Detailed environmental impact
assessment amendment for the project were respectively performed in 1994 and 2007. However there were
the following under studied issues:

To conclude that it is not necessary to build high cost fish passage as there are no long distance migrating
fish species in Eg River is a drawback;

Archaeological exploration and excavation works were not fully completed;

Quality forest study was not completed by experts;

Insufficient Field investigation was performed as it was during short period of unsuitable period of the year
/2007/.

The above mentioned reasons were huge catch for the anti-project groups and influenced to freeze the project
once more in 2007.
Due to changes of regulation of Environmental law which was in act from 2012, the 2007 detailed environmental
impact assessment amendment is now ineffective and also following requirements needed to be updated:

Basin area is expanded;

Climate condition has been changed since initial studies had been conducted.

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5.2 ADDITIONAL STUDY

7.2.1 FOREST SURVEY


The detail survey on tree, bush and shrubs was
performed at reservoir area with purpose of
implementing environmentally friendly rational use
of forest, scientific based reforestation at reservoir
area. Project unit cooperated with Forest research
and Development center of MEGD to conduct
detailed reservoir area forest survey at elevation of
900, 910 and 920 m a.s.l.
The survey was performed by using Landsat-8
satellite data and Spot satellite data with resolution
of 1x1 meter and detail survey result shows that
general condition of the forest is low in density and
is dominated by dispersed forest.
The above planned works will be done in accordance
with the conclusion and recommendation of the forest
survey.

The also PIU re-verificatied the result of the above


mentioned studies by using advanced technology
aerial photographs taken by (Orthophoto) from plane
by local company (Geosan LLC).

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5.2.2 FISH AND AQUATIC HABITAT RESEARCH STUDY

Eg river is the outflow of Huvsgul Lake which is the


most clean freshwater lake of Mongolia, and flows
down 510 km attributing to Selenge River. Eg River
is one of the biggest river of Mongolia where many
species of fishes and aquatic faunas are habituated.
According to the 1983 report of Mongolian and Russian
expedition on the Selenge river watershed, they have
identified 12 families 24 species of fishes as well as in
Eg river 11 families and 17 species.
Since the Project Unit was established in 2014,
initiated research activities to protect fish and the
aquatic habitat.
Research study is intended to be conducted for the
duration of 5 to 7 years in the following stages:

During preconstruction period;

During construction period;

During the operation period.

PIU cooperates with Taimen conservation fund that


has ample research study experience at Eg river, lead
by Dr. B.Mendsaikhan, Senior researcher of Institute
of Geo-Ecology of Mongolian Academy of Science
and by Dr. Olaf Jensen professor of Rutgers University
of USA. Detailed research study includes fish
movement, food content, habitat, genetic connection
and other studies within 100 km of Eg and Selenge
river catchment area.

The Workshop Fish passage design at cross-river


obstacles experience from different countries, with
potential irrelevance to Mongolia was initiated by
PIU and organized in collaboration with Taimen
Conservation Fund and United Nations (FAO) Food
and Agriculture Organization in Bulgan Province.
The participants of the workshop were experts on
fish passage facilities, biologist-ichthyologist and
environmental specialists from different countries such
as Germany, Austria, France and Mongolia. During
the workshop, participants discussed different types
of fish passage facilities, characteristics, and trend.
Workshop participants after consideration of all
possible fish passages that exist in the practice, agreed
and recommended the catch and carry method to
be more suitable for fish pass up and downstream
movement and made conclusion to study further in
detail.

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5.2.3 ARCHAEOLOGICAL FINDINGS EXPLORATION AND


EXCAVATION WORK STUDY

In the valley of Eg river, the historical heritage is in


abundance therefore between 1991 to 2002 more
than 20 field national and international research team
held studies covering 251m2 area and discovered 906
archeological findings and 129 findings were rescued.
In accordance with Law on Cultural Heritage Protection,
joint studies were conducted by scientists and
archeologists from Archaeological Institute of MAS,
Mongolian University of Science and Technology, and
Archeological department of Ulaanbaatar University at
the proposed project area. As the result of this study,
found 242 historical findings were investigated and
registered in total. Among which which 218 findings in
the reservoir area at elevation of 910m a.s.l and total
24 findings were along the infrastructure corridor.
These historical findings were planned to be rescued
within year of 2014-2015 (as shown in table) by the
joint research study team of every Archaeology related
professional organizations in Mongolia, thus this is the
biggest joint research team in history of Mongolian
archaeology to date.

Project site

2014

2015

In the reservoir area

135

76

Along the infrastructure


corridor

24

Total

159

76

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5.2.4 RESETTLEMENT

At present, approximately 300 local people of 88


households (bagkh centers and rural areas) live in the
proposed project area of Khanai bagkh, Khhutag-Undur
soum of Bulgan province and these families need to
be resettled before the construction phase begins.
Resettlement work consists of following activities,
these are:

Selection and preparation of Khantai bagkh


centers new location;

Property census and assessment;

Determine
resettlement
compensation;

Master planning.

relevant

cost

By the order of Head of Cabinet Secretariat of


Government of Mongolia established a working group
lead by Governor of Bulgan D.Erdenebat including
representative of Government, PIU and head of Local
authorities. PIU collaborates closely with working
group and local authorities.
Real estate property census was conducted by
working group for household of Khantai bagkh center
and property of rural households were registered by
using high-resolution aerial photographs.
Currently engineering, geological and geodetic survey
on Khantai bagkhs new location (Damiran site) which
was chosen by Khantai bagkh local people.
The Master plan, Environmental impact assessment
and State land quality verification study will be prepared
based on Engineering, geological and geodetic survey
report and Land possession order of the Governor of
Bulgan province.

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5.2.5 SOCIAL STUDY

PIU holds regular disclosure meetings, presentations,


focus group meetings and questionnaire among the
targeted local residents for the purpose of providing
information and observe opinion on HPP.
In February 2014, a survey among 1250 residents of
Ulaanbaatar city and local community was conducted
and the result revealed that they are insufficiently
informed regarding renewable energy and Hydropower.
Which type of renewable energy is the most suitable
in Mongolia?
Type

Yes

No

No idea

Wind farm

63.5%

30.6%

5.9%

HPP

38.0%

57.1%

4.9%

Solar

61.4%

32.6%

6%

In connection with this, it was deemed necessary to


give general understanding on hydropower rather than
EGHPP.
The public views EGHPP project from political
perspective has also influenced this result. It was
noticable that more detail information is required
to give because peoples perception changed after
the explanation of basic concept on HPP. Therefore
cooperation plan started to develop with mass media
organizations.
12 minutes program about our project was prepared
and broadcasted in urban and rural TVs. About 25
million tugrug spent for publishing in newspapers and
journal on hydro power.
PIU developed detailed plan to cooperate with the
mass media and has been working with high reputation
Mass Media Group. Also with MNB, Eagle TV, Daily
news and other media agencies.

Khantai bagkh center, Khutag-Undur soum, Bulgan aimag

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5.3 ENVIRONMENTAL IMPACT ASSESSMENT

Dam, reservoir area and infrastructure corridor project of


environmental impact assessments has been assessed
separately in order to study in detail on potential impacts
and also due to relatively wide area involved.
Name of the
Study

Performer

Period

Approved
date*

Infrastructure
EIA

ECOS LLC

A p r il - J uly,
2014

4th of
September,
2014

Dam and
reservoir EIA

ENKO LLC

April-Sept,
2014

27th of
October,2014

* EIA Professional council of MEGD.

In the above mentioned studies evaluated potential


positive and negative impacts, risks were assessed and
developed the environmental protection management
plan.
Climate:
The detail calculation of regime of precipitation, humidity
and evaporation the proposed project was evaluated by
using over 50 year climate data since 1961. The ambient
air quality, dust particulate matter of the proposed project
area during the construction phase which spreads
from soil and its distribution was assessed by using air
pollution quality modelling ISCLT3.

Geology and seismic:


The Tractebel engineering company and Geotar CAC
of France cooperated and updated seismic hazard
assessment of the project.
The seismic standard was determined based on the
seismic analysis which took into account the historical
data and instrumental observation data. The refined
seismic hazard modeling was calculated on the basis
of combining deterministic and statistical methods
comparing the regional geology, geophysical data
analysis.
Surface and groundwater resource:
The annual discharge distribution, flood discharge and
regime period was evaluated and surface water quality
assay, physical and chemical laboratory analysis was
performed for Eg River water reserve, regime simulation
based on Khantay bagh gauging station meteorological
and hydrological data between 1959-2013 years. The
groundwater reserve calculation of the proposed project
area was made, sampled and measured physical
parameters for hand dug well and groundwater well.
Soil cover:
The soil type distribution condition and morphological
formation of soil profile was registered and sampling was
done Agro-biological Laboratory of Mongolian Scientific
University of Agriculture, physical and chemical analysis
was performed by Soil laboratory of Geographical
institute, Mongolian Academy of Science.

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Eg and Selenge confluence

Vegetation cover:
The vegetation recording, useful plant species distribution
and its resource and forest mapping of prosed project
area was studied by botanist and researchers of Forest
Research Center of MEGD and Botanical Institute of
Mongolian Academy of Science. The 5 species of rare
and 4 species of very rare plants were registered in the
proposed reservoir area, however these species are
distributed in other areas meaning these species would
not be endangered
Fauna:
Fauna study was performed by researchers of
professional organizations for proposed affected area
depends on fauna habitat and fish and aquatic fauna
study, population, distribution and abundance, field
observation and questionnaire.

More suitable habitat will occur for migratory birds.

No direct negative impact to the fauna in proposed


project area.

Social study:
PIU organized stakeholder meetings with representatives
of the local authorities, local communities, environmental
specialists, and environmental community associations
several times and conducted a survey on the project,
based on statistical data on the socio-economic situation
analysis.

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5.4 RESULT OF THE ENVIRONMENTAL IMPACT ASSESSMENT

The following results are from the environmental


impact assessment study and additional study which
was considered of special importance by the PIU.

The forest cleaning, transplantation, basic


operation phase such works will be accomplished
with the participation of the forest consociation
and the local people. By doing so will increase
local residents income, the condition of the forest
will be improved which will preserve the ecological
balance.
Based on fish and aquatic fauna study result which
was conducted in 2014, Tractebel Engeenering
(GDF Suez) designed fish passage facility in the
updated Feasibility Study. By continuing the fish
study it could define the detailed dimension of the
fish passage way, decreases the environmental
changes and mitigates the potential negative
impact for the fishes. Will create big opportunity
to leave for our next generation the fauna
conservation of the Egiin Gol where greater
number of Mongolian Taimen lives in.
By international experience Hydropower Plants
will prosper as hub for tourists and is planned to
open a museum by the rescued historical findings
from project area. Therefore solving one of the
biggest obstacles for the project. The rescue of
the historical finding will have huge contribution
for younger generation to explore its history in true
meaning, to study, to research and to be proud.
The new location for the Khantai Baghs center
were chosen by peoples vote of Khantai Bagh
and after the approval of Bulgan aimags Citizens

Representative Khural, resettlement will be


performed by the professional company.

Timely precaution measures were implemented by


conducting property census against false attempt
to get compensation from Project by moving into
the project area or building a real estate in area.

It is considered highly possible to execute the


Project with minimum impact on the environment
in compliance with environmental protection
management plan and environmental monitoring
plan, the measures and the advices which are
indicated in the environmental impact assessment.

It is the part of the essential documents of the


Project. These assessments were executed
in accordance with environmental impact
assessment law and approved by state authorities
related to environmental issues, meeting the
requirements of the international bank, financial
organizations.
Furthermore if the necessity of environmental
and social impact assessment study is required,
these documents will be the essential baseline
document.

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5.5 ENVIRONMENTALLY FRIENDLY PROJECT

Renewable energy

Greenhouse gas

Realizing one source of the renewable


energy Hydro Power is a big step in
reducing the air pollution, mitigating
climate change and push forward green
development, it opens a possibility to
generate environmentally friendly and
clean energy.

Development of Hydropower Plant will


reduce the consumption of coal annually by
200 thousand tnn, moreover it has particular
importance on reducing greenhouse gas
emission in Ulaanbaatar and other major
cities annually by 709 thousand tnn.

Clean water reserve

Tourism

Aside from the formation of constantly


circulating 5.6 billion m3 clean water huge
reserve lake, the local climate humidity will
increase and create opportunity to develop
agriculture and eventually protect from
desertification.

Development of Hydropower Plant and


derivation of the lake, makes it highly
possible to prosper into tourism hub
and attraction area for domestic and
international tourists because of the
pleasant natural condition and opportunity
to evolve water sports.

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6. UPDATED PROJECT COST ESTIMATION

Projects consultant Tractebel engineering has estimated project cost at 827.6 mln. USD.
Based on its experience on numerous dam and hydropower plant constructions all over the world in the
recent years (more than 50 projects in data base), the Consultant has compared EGHPP cost with projects
of similar characteristics.
The updated cost estimation included additional technical advanced design studies, fish passage,
archaeological studies and project development cost which was not included in the previous feasibility study.

EGI IN GOLI IN HYDRO POWER PL ANT


PROJECT UNIT
Bayanzurkh district, 26th khoroo
Olymp street, Encanto town 3rd floor,
Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia
Tel: (+976) 7711-1150
Fax: (+976) 7711-1160
Email: contact@eghpp.mn
Web: www.eghpp.mn

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