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Uzbekistan plans route to cleaner electricity mix

Uzbekistan plans route to cleaner electricity mix

Uzbekistan's Ministry of Energy has published a detailed 'Concept Note' outlining its strategy on electrical generation to the year 2030. The document anticipates a sharp reduction in the country's reliance on gas-fired power generation from the current 83% to 50%, and sets goals for new nuclear, solar and wind power production of 15%, 8% and 7%, respectively.

Energy & Environment 06 May 2020


Uzbekistan plans to modernise mining company

Uzbekistan plans to modernise mining company

The president of Uzbekistan, Shavkat Mirziyoyev, last week chaired a meeting on plans to reform fully state-owned enterprise Navoy Mining and Metallurgical Plant. The country's largest industrial enterprise, NMMP produces gold, uranium and rare metals as well as other products.

Corporate 02 March 2020


Uzbekistan updates IAEA on progress as nuclear ‘newcomer’

Uzbekistan updates IAEA on progress as nuclear ‘newcomer’

A crucial aspect of developing nuclear infrastructure is the study of, and cooperation with, countries with both developed and developing nuclear capabilities, Alisher Sultanov, Uzbekistan’s energy minister, said today. Speaking at the third International Conference on Nuclear Security - Sustaining and Strengthening Efforts, hosted by the International Atomic Energy Agency at its headquarters in Vienna, Sultanov said Uzbekistan is in talks on cooperation with regulators in Belarus, Finland, the UAE, the USA, and other countries. This cooperation, he said, builds on Uzbekistan's ongoing dialogue with regulators in Russia.

Regulation & Safety 10 February 2020


Uzbekistan signs U supply deals with Japanese firms

Uzbekistan signs U supply deals with Japanese firms

Uzbekistan has signed contracts worth more than USD1 billion for the supply of uranium to Japan, Kun.uz reported yesterday, without stating its source. The contracts were signed as part of the December visit of the president of Uzbekistan, Shavkat Mirziyoyev, to Japan.

Uranium & Fuel 08 January 2020


IAEA approves four projects for Uzbekistan

IAEA approves four projects for Uzbekistan

Four projects aimed at building up Uzbekistan's technical capacity, human resources, developing nuclear infrastructure, and strengthening nuclear and radiation safety have been approved by the International Atomic Energy Agency's board of governors. The Central Asian country aims to have two nuclear power reactors in operation by 2030.

Nuclear Policies 17 December 2019


Franco-Uzbek uranium mining JV launched

Franco-Uzbek uranium mining JV launched

Orano has formally established a joint venture company with Uzbekistan's State Committee on Geological and Mineral Resources. The new company, Nurlikum Mining, will conduct mineral exploration and mining activities in the Central Asian country.

Uranium & Fuel 05 December 2019


EBRD calls for funding to progress Central Asian legacy clean-up

EBRD calls for funding to progress Central Asian legacy clean-up

Significant progress has been made in cleaning up some of the legacy waste from historic uranium mining in Central Asia, but much remains to be done, with additional donations from the international community needed to complete this vital remediation work, the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development says.

Uranium & Fuel 13 November 2019


Uzbekistan formulates training plans for nuclear

Uzbekistan formulates training plans for nuclear

Uzbekistan's Ministry of Justice has published details of a presidential decree that approves a human resources strategy for the Central Asian country's nuclear power programme. According to a ministry statement, dated 18 October, the strategy includes establishing cooperation with the International Atomic Energy Agency, the World Nuclear University at World Nuclear Association, as well as educational institutions managed by Russian state nuclear corporation Rosatom.

Nuclear Policies 04 November 2019


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