Construction of Uzbek NPP not to start until 2022
Baku, Azerbaijan, February 9
Uzbekistan will begin construction of a nuclear power plant no earlier than 2022, Trend reports, referring to the the concept of developing nuclear energy until 2029, approved by the head of state.
The document states that the construction of first nuclear power plant in the country will be divided into three stages. In the first, the place of construction of NPP will be determined in 2019-2020, second it is planned to develop a feasibility study of the project in 2020-2021 and from 2022 the construction of the facility will begin.
It is planned that the station will annually produce 18.9 billion kWh after the launch of the two power units with 2.4 GW capacity and 2,700 jobs will be created, including over 1900 at the station itself. The project will be financed at the expense of own funds of Uzbekistan and the state loan of Russia.
An EPC contract (engineering, procurement and construction) will be signed with Rosatom, which is the main contractor of the project.