4 Apr 2022 15:38

Rosatom, Uzbekistan discussing details of NPP construction project

TASHKENT. April 4 (Interfax) - A project by the Rosatom state corporation to build a nuclear power plant in Uzbekistan is still under discussion by the parties, Vadim Titov, president of Rusatom International Network, which represents the interests of the corporation abroad.

"The details of this project are currently being discussed with our colleagues. We understand perfectly well that building a nuclear power plant is a strategic project of bilateral cooperation that is in the interests of our countries," Titov said on Monday in an online session at the Innoprom exhibition.

Rosatom is also proposing that Uzbekistan to participate in the development of wind energy, as the state corporation is the largest operator of wind farms in Russia.

Furthermore, the corporation is implementing in Uzbekistan a project of multifunctional irradiation center for sterilization of medical products and treatment of agricultural products, Titov said.

In December 2017, the governments of Russia and Uzbekistan signed an agreement on the peaceful use of atomic energy. In September 2018, an intergovernmental agreement was signed on cooperation in the construction of a Russian-designed nuclear power plant in the country. Rosatom plans to build a complex of two generation 3+ power units with VVER-1200 reactor units. The power units are of generation "3+" and fully meet modern IAEA safety requirements, including the significantly increased reliability of modern technologies. In February 2019, President of Uzbekistan Shavkat Mirziyoyev approved a concept of nuclear power development for the country for 2019-2029.