Germany’s Siemens Energy signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with the Uzbekistan Energy Ministry and agreed a roadmap for future joint projects between the two units, the ministry said on April 19.
Uzbekistan’s Energy Minister Alisher Sultanov, and Siemens Energy President Christian Bruch signed a Memorandum of Understanding in Tashkent. The Memorandum shows interest from both sides in exploring the potential of expanding a strategic partnership in Uzbekistan and pursuing the implementation of joint projects.
“Uzbekistan is continuing its momentum of working with top-tier international partners to implement our energy strategy,” said Sultanov. “We are aiming to lead the world in hydrocarbon production in meeting our climate management commitments. Siemens is well known globally and we look forward to deepening our relationship, ”he added.
Cooperation between the parties is expected in a number of areas, including projects to build new generating facilities, an energy audit facility in Uzbekistan to introduce energy saving technologies, hydrogen energy. and personnel training.
In particular, the roadmap includes projects to introduce cogeneration technology under the principle of Public – Private Partnership (PPP), building new thermal power plants (TPP) with capacity of 1300-1600 MW, participating in modernization. Hajabad compression station; and create creative training centers, the ministry said.
A formal working group to conduct cooperation will be formed within 10 days from the signing of the MoU.
According to the ministry, the MoU is expected to become operational immediately in 2021, with locations identified for TPP in May 2021 and proposed agreements to develop hydrogen and renewable energy. created in the summer.