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Assystem, Uzbek energy ministry create JV

Assystem, Uzbek energy ministry create JV

Assystem and the Ministry of Energy of Uzbekistan have formalised the creation of a joint venture to oversee their cooperation in the implementation of the Central Asian country's energy transition. The development, which the French engineering group announced on 11 October, follows an agreement they signed on 16 May.

Corporate 17 October 2019


The most experienced newcomer to nuclear power

The most experienced newcomer to nuclear power

Uzbekistan's preparations to build its first nuclear power plant are gathering pace with a sense of making up for lost time. The Central Asian country became a member of the International Atomic Energy Agency as long ago as 1994, has 50 years of experience in nuclear research and is the world's fifth biggest producer of uranium.

Nuclear Policies 03 October 2019


Central Asia commits to affordable and clean energy

Central Asia commits to affordable and clean energy

Energy ministers from across Central Asia today committed their countries to collaborating on meeting the United Nations' seventh Sustainable Development Goal, which pledges 'affordable and clean energy' by 2030. The meeting is the first time they have come together to discuss the region's common energy challenges.

Energy & Environment 20 September 2019


Orano and GoscomGeology plan JV in Uzbek uranium mining

Orano and GoscomGeology plan JV in Uzbek uranium mining

French Orano has signed a partnership agreement with Uzbekistan's State Committee for Geology and Mineral Resources to develop uranium mining activities in the Central Asian country. They plan to create a joint venture in the coming months, with 51% held by Orano and 49% held by GoscomGeo.

Uranium & Fuel 05 September 2019


Uzbekistan adds second plant to nuclear power goal

Uzbekistan adds second plant to nuclear power goal

Uzbekistan has decided it now wants to build four nuclear power units and not just two as previously stated, Alisher Sultanov, the country's energy minister, said in an interview with news agency Kun.uz this week.

Nuclear Policies 12 July 2019


Russia and Uzbekistan agree to start survey of new plant site

Russia and Uzbekistan agree to start survey of new plant site

Rosatom, the Russian state nuclear corporation, and UzAtom, Uzbekistan's nuclear development agency, have signed a contract to perform engineering surveys for the Central Asian country's first nuclear power plant.

New Nuclear 17 May 2019


Uzbekistan starts site selection process for first reactors

Uzbekistan starts site selection process for first reactors

Uzbekistan has initiated the process to choose a site for its first nuclear power plant and aims to grant a site licence in September 2020, local officials have confirmed to the International Atomic Energy Agency. Uzbekistan is among about 30 countries that are considering, planning or actively working to include nuclear power into their energy mix.

Regulation & Safety 09 April 2019


Rosatom official outlines Uzbek project schedule

Rosatom official outlines Uzbek project schedule

Rosatom expects a site to be selected for Uzbekistan's first nuclear power plant by the end of March and a construction contract to be signed by the end of this year.

New Nuclear 08 January 2019


Uzbek lawmakers learn about Russian nuclear power

Uzbek lawmakers learn about Russian nuclear power

The legislative chamber of Uzbekistan’s parliament met with a delegation from Russian state nuclear corporation Rosatom on 18 December and discussed the Central Asian country’s plan to build its first nuclear power plant.

Nuclear Policies 20 December 2018


Viewpoint: The logic of nuclear power for Central Asia

Viewpoint: The logic of nuclear power for Central Asia

Many observers were surprised this year when Uzbekistan announced its decision to build a nuclear power station, which will be the first in Central Asia in the last 30 years, writes Jurabek Mirzakhmudov, director general of UzAtom, the state nuclear agency which was established in July.

Perspectives 27 December 2018