BAKU, Azerbaijan, Jan.20
By Ilkin Seyfaddini – Trend:
Uzbekistan's Ministry of Energy discussed cooperation with the Russia's Renova Group of companies, Trend reports via the ministry's message.
The message said the plans include construction of solar power plants and deep processing of natural gas in Uzbekistan.
Uzbek Energy Minister Alisher Sultanov held talks with the Russian company's delegation, led by Viktor Vekselberg, Chairman of the Board of Directors of the Renova Group.
Possible areas of cooperation were discussed. In particular, it was proposed to create a national oil and gas center for increasing the efficiency of hydrocarbon development. Among other promising proposals are the development of alternative energy and the supply of equipment.
Renova Group is recognized as the largest private power producer in Russia. The company owns 14 gigawatts of installed capacity, located in 20 regions of Russia.
Renova is interested in participating in projects in Uzbekistan, in particular - participation in tenders for construction of solar power plants and establishment of production of solar panels in Uzbekistan, which will be used in the future for the needs of the country.
The Uzbek Ministry of Energy has also offered to cooperate in the areas of deep processing of natural gas and diversification of production with higher value-added products, such as polymer and synthetic fibers used in the textile industry.