GE and Uzbekenergo to expand cooperation in the energy sector

Tashkent, Uzbekistan (UzDaily.com) -- General Electric (GE) and Uzbekenergo intend to expand cooperation in the energy sector.

GE and Uzbekenergo signed agreements within the framework of the official visit of the President of Uzbekistan Shavkat Mirziyeva to the United States.

In particular, the parties will consider construction of a new combined-cycle unit at the Tashkent thermal power plant (TPP). The capacity of the new unit will be more than 660 MW. The unit will be based on GE turbines of H-class.

The companies will also form a working group. The Group will analyze the prospects for applying high-efficiency technologies in steam generation for new coal power units in Uzbekistan.

The use of GE technologies can increase operational indicators of power units due to more efficient coal combustion, including high-ash species, and to ensure compliance with international emission standards.

"We are pleased with development of our cooperation with Uzbekenergo aimed at increasing the productivity and environmental friendliness of the country’s energy facilities," Bela Ferenczi, General Manager for Central Asia and Azerbaijan, GE in Russia / CIS, said. "The use of GE advanced technologies will help ensure the population and industrial enterprises of Uzbekistan with high-quality and reliable energy supply."

"For sustainable operation of energy enterprises, Uzbekenergo is implementing a long-term investment program to build new and modernize existing energy facilities," Ulugbek Mustafayev, chairman of the board of Uzbekenergo, said. - GE equipment has already proved its high reliability and efficiency. We expect that expansion of our partnerships will contribute to achieving sustainable economic growth and stable operation of the power industry in Uzbekistan."

GE was the main supplier of equipment for the 370 MW CCGT unit at the Tashkent TPP. GE is currently working with Hyundai Engineering to build two 230-280 MW CCGT units at the Takhiatash TPP.

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