Uzbekistan and Siemens Energy to Work Together on Hydrogen

By April 19, 2021 2   min read  (259 words)

April 19, 2021 |

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On April 16, 2021, the Government of Uzbekistan signed a Memorandum of Understanding (“MOU”) with the Siemens Energy AG in Tashkent – and agreed a roadmap for future cooperation between the two entities.

Energy Minister Alisher Sultanov and Siemens Energy AG President Christian Bruch, who was in Uzbekistan at the time, signed the MOU.

The MOU shares both parties’ desire to discuss the possibility of expanding their strategic cooperation in Uzbekistan and pursuing joint project execution.

Mr. Sultanov said: “Uzbekistan is continuing its momentum of working with best-in-class international partners, to deliver on our energy strategy. We are aiming to lead the hydrocarbon-producing world in meeting our climate management commitments. Siemens is globally renowned and we look forward to deepening our relationship.”

Cooperation between the parties is anticipated in several areas, including:

• Projects to build new generating facilities;

• Power audit facilities in Uzbekistan with to introduce of energy-efficient technologies;

• Hydrogen energy; and

• Training of personnel

In particular, the roadmap includes projects to:

• Introduce cogeneration technologies on Public-Private Partnership (PPP) principles;

• Construction of a new thermal power plant (TPP) with a capacity of 1300-1600 MW;

• Participate in the modernization of the Hajabad compressor station; and

• Create innovative training centers

A formal working group to take collaboration forward will be established within 10 days of the MoU being signed.
It is envisaged that the MoU will yield immediate activity during 2021, with a site determined for the TPP in May 2021, and agreements anticipated for developing hydrogen and renewable energy by the summer

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