Uzbek-Russian nuclear plant agreement almost ready
Baku, Azerbaijan, July 4
By Fikret Dolukhanov – Trend:
Tashkent and Moscow are completing the intergovernmental agreement on construction of two nuclear power plant (NPP) units in Uzbekistan, Uzbek media reported citing head of Rosatom Alexei Likhachev.
The head of Rosatom made the statement during his meeting with Russian Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev.
“Intergovernmental agreements on installation of two large power units in Uzbekistan are in their final stage. This is a large-scale work, and the government supports us,” Likhachev said.
Head of the Department for Strategic Development of Uzbekenergo Eso Sadullayev earlier stated that the Government of Uzbekistan, Rosatom and the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) are working on an agreement on design, construction and operation of a nuclear power plant.
In mid-April 2018, during the opening of the Kandym gas processing complex, the president of Uzbekistan said that an agreement on construction of the first NPP in the region will be signed with Russia until the end of 2018.
The Russian side offers Uzbekistan to build a station consisting from two modern generation 3+ VVER-1200 units. The project of a similar NPP, which Rosatom is building in Bangladesh, costs roughly $13 billion, $11.3 billion of which is provided by Russia as a state export credit.
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