Russia eyes to build nuclear power plant in Uzbekistan
BAKU, Azerbaijan, Sept. 23
By Klavdiya Romakayeva - Trend:
Rosatom State Atomiс Energy Corporation expects to conclude a contract for the construction of a nuclear power plant in Uzbekistan by the end of 2020, Trend reports with reference to the Director-General of the State Atomic Energy Corporation Alexei Likhachev.
According to Likhachev, over the time since the signing of the agreement on the construction of the nuclear power plant, the parties have prepared all the necessary knowledge to describe in specific documents the image of the future plant and its parameters.
In August 2020 it was reported that Uzbekistan is not yet ready to sign a contract with Russia for the construction of a nuclear power plant.
In May 2019, the Agency for the Development of Atomic Energy of Uzbekistan (Uzatom) signed a contract with Rosatom to carry out engineering surveys at the NPP construction site.
In 2017, an agreement was signed between the governments of Russia and Uzbekistan on the peaceful use of atomic energy.
Rosatom plans to build a complex of two power units of generation 3+ with VVER-1200 reactors. A site near Tuzkan Lake in the Jizzakh region of Uzbekistan was chosen as the priority site for the construction of the station.
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