Tashkent, Uzbekistan, July 20
By Demir Azizov- Trend:
Uzbekenergo state joint stock company of Uzbekistan has signed a contract with the consortium of three German companies on rendering consulting services on the project for construction of a solar power plant, the message from the company said.
In accordance with the results of the international tenders, the contract has been signed with the consortium of GOPA-International Energy Consultant GmbH, Suntrace GmbH and Renewables Academy AG (RENAC) on rendering consulting services on the project "On construction of a solar photovoltaic plant with the capacity of 100 megawatt in Samarkand province", said the message.
The cost of the contract hasn't been specified.
Uzbekistan plans to construct the first solar power plant in the country to generate 150 million kilowatt hours of electricity per year.
The preliminary cost of the project is $310 million.
Asian Development Bank allocated $110 million for the project in 2014. The plant's construction is also financed by Uzbekistan's Reconstruction and Development Fund and Uzbekenergo.
At present, 97 percent account for oil and gas, 2.3 percent - coal, 0.7 percent - hydro-power engineering in the structure of Uzbekistan's primary fuel and energy resources.
The potential of renewable energy resources nears 51 billion metric tons of oil equivalent, including solar power (about 50.973 billion metric tons of oil equivalent).
Uzbekistan adopted a program on developing alternative energy resources in 2013. Moreover, the country plans to construct several solar power plants with the total capacity of over two gigawatts and a facility to produce photovoltaic panels with capacity of 100 megawatts.
Edited by SI