Uzbekistan, Russia Sign Agreement On Construction Of Nuclear Power Plant

(MENAFN- Trend News Agency) TASHKENT, Uzbekistan, May 27. Uzbekistan andRussia signed an agreement for the design, supply, and constructionof a low-capacity nuclear power plant in Uzbekistan, Trend reports.

The document was signed within the framework of RussianPresident Vladimir Putin's visit to Uzbekistan.

Meanwhile, Russia's Rosatom (State Atomic energy Corporation),in addition to a two-block nuclear power plant with a totalcapacity of 2.4 GW, will build up to 6 low-power nuclear powerplant units of 55 MW each in Uzbekistan.

The first nuclear power plant in Uzbekistan is scheduled to beput into operation in 2033; its construction is estimated at $11billion.

Earlier in 2017, Russia and Uzbekistan concluded anintergovernmental agreement on cooperation in the peaceful use ofatomic energy.

In 2018, an intergovernmental agreement on cooperation in theconstruction of a Russian-designed nuclear power plant inUzbekistan consisting of two power units with a capacity of 1.2 GWeach with VVER-1200 reactors was signed.


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