Siemens Energy inks MoU with Uzbekistan on hydrogen, wind power

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Germany’s Siemens Energy has signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with Uzbekistan’s Energy Ministry and agreed a roadmap for future, joint initiatives between the 2 entities, the ministry mentioned on April 19.

Uzbekistan’s Energy Minister Alisher Sultanov, and Siemens Energy President Christian Bruch signed the MoU in Tashkent. The memorandum expresses the curiosity of each events to discover the potential to increase a strategic partnership in Uzbekistan and pursue the implementation of joint initiatives, the ministry mentioned.

“Uzbekistan is continuing its momentum of working with best-in-class international partners, to deliver on our energy strategy,” Sultanov mentioned. “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,” he added.

Cooperation between the events is anticipated in a number of areas, together with initiatives to construct new producing services, energy audit services in Uzbekistan with to introduce of energy-efficient applied sciences, hydrogen power and coaching of personnel.

In specific, the roadmap contains initiatives to introduce cogeneration applied sciences on Public-Private Partnership (PPP) rules, building of a brand new thermal energy plant (TPP) with a capability of 1300-1600 MW, take part within the modernization of the Hajabad compressor station; and create revolutionary coaching facilities, the ministry mentioned.

A proper working group to take collaboration ahead might be established inside 10 days of the MoU being signed.

According to the ministry, it’s envisaged that the MOU will yield speedy exercise throughout 2021, with a website decided for the TPP in May 2021, and agreements anticipated for growing hydrogen and renewable power by the summer season.