Uzbekistan Issues First Wind PPP Tender for 100 MW Capacity

The Government of Uzbekistan has launched the tender process for the first wind project, to be developed with the support of the EBRD

Uzbekistan Wind Tender

The Government of the Republic of Uzbekistan (GOU) is implementing a large-scale renewable energy strategy to deploy up to 3 GW of cost-effective and environment-friendly wind generation in the next 10 years to meet the increasing demand for electricity in the country. As a key component of that deployment, GOU has launched the tender process for the first wind power project, to be developed with the support of the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD).

In a statement, the country’s Ministry of Energy stated that the “GOU acknowledges the contribution of the Government of Japan and EBRD shareholders, as the donors of the technical assistance supporting the project. This project is part of the cooperation agreement between the GOU and EBRD, which has an aim to develop 1 GW of wind power in the country.”

As per the Expression of Interest (EOI), a site situated in the Qorao’zak district of Karakalpakstan region has been selected for the construction of 100 MW wind power plant and associated evacuation infrastructure. The GOU intends to develop the broader area with a total wind power capacity of 300 MW, with a subsequent tender aimed at procuring the remaining 200 MW.

The Ministry of Energy (MOE), the Ministry of Investments and Foreign Trade (MIFT) and the Public-Private Partnership Development Agency under the Ministry of Finance (PPPDA) hereby seek private sector developer(s) or consortium/ consortia to develop, finance, construct, own and operate the Project. All interested parties are invited to submit an Expression of Interest (EOI) in accordance with the requirements included in the request for EOI accessible on the websites of MOE, NEGU, MIFT, and PPPDA.

The last date for submission of responses to the EOI is May 13, 2020.

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In February, the Ministry of Energy had invited expression of interest (EoI) from private developers to build and operate two solar projects worth a combined 400 MW capacity in the country. The GOU through its Ministry of Energy was seeking one or two private sector developer(s) or consortium/ consortia to separately develop, finance, construct, own and operate two solar photovoltaic (PV) independent power producer (IPP) plants, which will be located in the Samarkand and Jizzakh regions. Each project is planned to have a capacity of approximately 200 MWac.

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Ayush Verma

Ayush is a staff writer at saurenergy.com and writes on renewable energy with a special focus on solar and wind. Prior to this, as an engineering graduate trying to find his niche in the energy journalism segment, he worked as a correspondent for iamrenew.com.

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