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Assystem signs an agreement with the Ministry of Energy in the Republic of Uzbekistan to support the country’s energy transition

20 June 2019

On 16 May, Assystem – an international engineering group, represented by Stéphane Aubarbier, its Chief Operating Officer – signed an agreement in Tashkent with the Republic of Uzbekistan’s Ministry of Energy, represented by Sherzod Khodjayev, Deputy Minister of Energy, to help put in place the country’s energy transition.

A large-scale energy project

The Republic of Uzbekistan intends to double its electricity production by 2030, raising its installed capacity from 13 to 27 gigawatts. Its new energy mix will include civil nuclear production capacities and new production infrastructure based on gas and wind power.

The agreement – which forms part of the overall above objective – provides for a joint venture to be set up between the Uzbek authorities and Assystem by the end of 2019, which will create a clear framework for their working partnership.

Assystem’s role will be to design, co-ordinate and manage projects to enable the country’s new energy mix to be put in place (new production infrastructure, electricity transmission and distribution networks, etc.).

Assystem, an energy transition partner

Higher electricity production is both a condition and a corollary of economic development in many countries. The challenge is to meet the increased demand for energy while ensuring a sustainable energy supply and controlling greenhouse gas emissions.

Assystem actively supports the development of carbon-free energy throughout the world, and helps the different stakeholders involved in this development (including major market players, regulatory authorities and new entrants to the civil nuclear energy market) to resolve energy issues and carry out complex energy-related projects.

“We’re proud to be playing a part in Uzbekistan’s new and ambitious energy policy. This project confirms Assystem’s commitment to developing safe, carbon-free energy across the globe, starting with the development of nuclear energy, and it demonstrates our ability to help countries and utilities with accelerating their energy transition. At the same time, it confirms the success of our business development in the Middle East and Central Asia,” said Stéphane Aubarbier.

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