ADB, EBRD to implement joint project in Uzbekistan
Baku, Azerbaijan, Oct. 15
By Fakhri Vakilov-Trend:
A tender to transfer the heat supply of Uzbekistan’s capital of Tashkent to a closed system will be held in November 2019, Trend reports with reference to the capital’s administration.
The project will be financed by Asian Development Bank (ADB) and European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD).
"Under the World Bank program, the work is already underway in the Sergeli district. The first tenders will be held in November and the installation of a closed heating system will begin in 2020," said Aziz Karimbekov, chief engineer of state unitary enterprise Teploenergo.
He added that the system planned for implementation in the Mirabad and Mirzo-Ulugbek districts will be financed by EBRD, which allocate $50 million for the reconstruction and repair of the first and sixth heating plants. The World Bank will provide $54 million for the Sergeli district.
In a closed heat supply system, heat exchangers are installed in the basement of each house. A certain amount of hot water supplied from the heat center warms up cold water in the heat exchange device to the optimum temperature and delivers it to consumers.
The advantage of this system is that the generated heat can be reused using the circular method, and its implementation in practice leads to an average natural resource savings of 30 percent.
The administration is currently negotiating with the French Veolia Environnement company on issues of transferring the management of the Tashkent heat supply system to the company on long-term lease terms.
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