28 Nov 2023 11:31

Work on contract for construction of NPP in Uzbekistan in final stage - Likhachev

MOSCOW. Nov 28 (Interfax) - Work on a contract for the construction of a nuclear power plant in Uzbekistan is in its final stage, Rosatom State Corporation CEO Alexey Likhachev said during a speech at the Primakov Readings.

"Work on the contract continues quite intensively. I think we are not far from signing the contract," Likhachev said.

Rosatom conducted a number of survey operations at the site and made additional proposals for low power, he said.

In December 2017, an agreement was signed between the governments of Russia and Uzbekistan on peaceful uses of nuclear energy. In September 2018, an intergovernmental agreement was signed on cooperation in the construction of a nuclear power plant in the republic based on a Russian project.

Rosatom is planning to build a complex of two power units with VVER-1200 reactor units in the republic.