Total EREN to build solar power plant in Uzbekistan
Baku, Azerbaijan, Oct. 8
By Fikret Dolukhanov – Trend:
France’s Total EREN, a subsidiary of the EREN group, and Uzbekenergo are jointly implementing a project to build a solar power plant in the Samarkand region of Uzbekistan, the Uzbek media reported on Oct. 8.
“Our company implements projects in many parts of the world in the sphere of the renewable energy sources. We are very pleased that we have the opportunity to implement a joint project with our Uzbek partners. Our agreement on development of solar energy is the first one for both parties, but we are fully prepared for its implementation. Uzbekistan has a huge potential for development of wind and solar energy. We are sure that our joint project will contribute to the dynamic development of the republic’s economy,” said Executive Vice-President, Global Head of Business Development in Total EREN Fabienne Demol.
Earlier it was reported that the Indian company Shapoorji Pallonji is studying possibility of construction of solar power plants in Uzbekistan with capacity from 50 to 100 megawatts.
In addition, it was also recently reported that the UAE energy company Masdar (Abu Dhabi Future Energy Company) will build a wind and solar power plant in Uzbekistan.
In January-August 2018, the trade turnover between Uzbekistan and France amounted to $195.1 million, of which $117.3 million accounted for exports from Uzbekistan, and $77.8 million for imports from France.
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