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Uzbekistan: Sustainable energy supply of strategic projects will be ensured
On January 26, a meeting on the issues of implementation of the program for guaranteed supply of electricity to new production facilities erected by Navoi Mining and Metallurgical Combinat until 2026 was held under the chairmanship of the President of the Republic of Uzbekistan Shavkat Mirziyoyev.
Navoi Mining and Metallurgical Combinat is one of the flagships of the domestic industry, making a huge contribution to the national economy. The President of our country has determined a number of measures on further enhancing the plant’s potential, modernizing existing and organizing new enterprises. In particular, work has begun on implementation of 27 investment projects worth $3 billion, until 2026.
We set high goals, said the Head of our state. The launch of these strategically important facilities will provide an additional $1 billion a year, create new jobs.
As a result of implementation of these 27 projects, the production volumes at Navoi Mining and Metallurgical Combinat will increase by 30 percent, and more than 30 thousand jobs will be created.
Entering and ensuring uninterrupted operation of such large enterprises requires additional energy resources. So, by 2026 the demand of NMMC for electricity will increase by 303 megawatts and will reach 703 megawatts.
At the meeting, tasks on timely and qualitative implementation of projects on electricity supply to new capacities of the plant were thoroughly discussed.
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In order to provide new units of the NMMC with electricity, including two large hydrometallurgical plants, a special program was adopted on January 9 of this year, which envisages implementation of 16 investment projects worth $1,9 billion. This was reported at the meeting that was held on January 26, under the chairmanship of the President of the Republic of Uzbekistan Shavkat Mirziyoyev.
In particular, two new power units with a total capacity of 510 megawatts will be commissioned at Takhiatash thermal power plant in 2019. The total capacity of the power plant will reach 1010 megawatts. Two combined-cycle plants, 450 megawatts each, will be launched at Navoi TPP in 2019 and 2023. The total capacity of the station will amount 2 258 megawatts. In addition, it is planned to build 10 substations and lay more than a thousand kilometers of external power grids.
The Head of our state, emphasizing the importance of the forthcoming work, determined the actual tasks in this direction.
The need for developing “road maps” on each investment project aimed at electricity supply of new production facilities, defining in them the specific terms of each stage from preparation of project documentation to commissioning of facilities, was noted.
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At the meeting on the issues of implementation of the program for guaranteed supply of electricity to new production facilities erected by NMMC, the task was set to develop a Concept for energy industry development in 2018-2028, while paying special attention to the development of renewable, alternative energy sources.
Instructions were given on prompt and qualitative examination of pre-project documentation and import contracts, attracting highly qualified specialists to this process.
Issues of taking control over the progress of construction of combined-cycle plants through video surveillance, ensuring security of facilities construction, as well as production, transmission and consumption of electricity were also considered.
“Uzbekenergo” JSC was entrusted to more widely involve branch enterprises and use domestic production at construction activities, strengthen the material and technical base of contractors operating in this sphere.
Issues of the state support of this company, financing projects with participation of foreign investors and others were considered.
Corresponding instructions were given on the discussed issues.