Uzbekistan plans to double energy production to 30GW by 2030

Uzbekistan plans to double energy production to 30GW by 2030

18 Nov 2021

Speaking in Frankfurt, Germany at the third Uzbek-German business forum, Uzbekistan’s Energy Minister, Alisher Sultanov, outlined a series of forthcoming energy tenders and invited companies to participate in them.

Speaking to an audience of German and Uzbek state and business representatives, Minister Sultanov noted that by the end of 2021, Uzbekistan will announce three new international tenders, for the construction of over 400km of overhead power lines, and two other new tenders for 400MW of solar energy.

Further tenders, to provide 200MW of energy will be announced in 2022, Mr Sultanov said. He invited companies to participate in the upcoming tenders, noting that they offered great opportunities for co-operation in the energy sector.

Uzbekistan’s government has launched several tenders for energy infrastructure projects since 2019. Ongoing tenders include solar PV power plants with total capacity of 1GW in 2019-2025, supported by the Asian Development Bank.

Bilateral agreements signed with foreign companies, including Total Eren (France), Masdar (UAE) and Aqua Power (Saudi Arabia), will also amount to 1.6GW total capacity.

Mr Sultanov also highlighted Uzbekistan’s energy reforms to date, and reiterated the country’s ambitious goal to double by 2030 its energy generation capacity to 30GW, 25% of which will be via renewable energy sources. The minister noted Uzbekistan’s renewables potential is significant, with solar power representing 51bn tonnes of oil equivalent and wind energy representing 360m tonnes of oil equivalent.

As an example of Uzbek-German co-operation, Mr Sultanov highlighted the joint project between JSC Uzbekneftegaz (UNG) and Siemens Energy to overhaul the gas turbine engines and compressor units in UNG’s plants.

For more information visit Siemens Energy’s website.

Read more from Industry News
RWE wins concession for offshore wind project in Denmark
Read More
ABB to help decarbonise district heat supply in Denmark
Read More
Saudi Aramco awards contracts for Jafurah gas field development
Read More

Newsletter Sign Up

As a non-member, you can sign up for the EICOnline weekly bulletin free of charge. EIC Online delivers industry news direct to your mailbox. Subscribe here for the EIC’s free weekly newsletter.

First Name
Last Name
Company Name
Work Email
Job Title
Areas of Interest