The Ministry of Energy of the Republic of Uzbekistan have signed a Memorandum of Understanding with Siemens Energy and agreed on a roadmap for future, joint projects between the two entities.
The MOU was signed by Energy MinisterAlisher Sultanov, and Siemens Energy President, Christian Bruch, who was visiting Uzbekistan.
The MOU expresses the interest of both parties to explore the potential to expand a strategic partnership in Uzbekistan and pursue the implementation of joint projects.
“Uzbekistan is continuing its momentum of working with best-in-class international partners, to deliver on our energy strategy. We are aiming to lead the hydrocarbon-producing world in meeting our climate management commitments. Siemens is globally renowned and we look forward to deepening our relationship.”Mr. Sultanov
Cooperation between the parties is anticipated in several areas, including:
· Projects to build new generating facilities;
· Power audit facilities in Uzbekistan with to introduce of energy-efficient technologies;
· Hydrogen energy; and
· Training of personnel
In particular, the roadmap includes projects to:
• Introduce cogeneration technologies on Public-Private Partnership (PPP) principles;
• Construction of a new thermal power plant (TPP) with a capacity of 1300-1600 MW;
• Participate in the modernization of the Hajabad compressor station; and
• Create innovative training centers
A formal working group to take collaboration forward will be established within 10 days of the MOU being signed.
It is envisaged that the MOU will yield immediate activity during 2021, with a site determined for the TPP in May 2021, and agreements anticipated for developing hydrogen and renewable energy by the summer.