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St. Korean company to modernize gas processing plant in Uzbekistan’s Kashkadarya region

Oil&Gas Materials 2 February 2021 14:12
St. Korean company to modernize gas processing plant in Uzbekistan’s Kashkadarya region

BAKU, Azerbaijan, Feb. 2

By Klavdiya Romakayeva - Trend:

St. Korean SK Engineering & Construction announced that it had won a $600 million project to modernize the Mubarek Gas Processing Plant in the Kashkadarya region of Uzbekistan, Trend reports referring to South Korean media.

It is reported that the company signed heads of terms on the project with the Uzbek Ministry of Energy, the Uzbek Ministry of Investment and Foreign Trade, and Korea Energy Corp. on January 27.

The contract includes the Uzbekistan government’s mandatory purchase of power generated by the power plant for 25 years and a free supply of fuel for power generation. Through this, SK E&C secured stable income from the operation of the power plant.

The contract was signed online by Ahn Jae-Hyun, president of SK E&C, Kim Chang-sup, chairman of Korea Energy Corp., Sherzod Khodjhaev, deputy minister for the energy of Uzbekistan, and Shukhrat Vafaev, deputy ministry of investments and foreign trade of Uzbekistan.

SK E&C is rebuilding its business portfolio with ESG as its new core value. It is shifting the focus to eco-friendly and new energy businesses. In 2020, it entered the environmental industry in earnest through the acquisition of EMC Holdings, Korea's No. 1 general environmental company, and is expanding into eco-friendly businesses such as hydrogen fuel cells, green renovation, and renewable energy.

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