UzAssystem to support delivery of 300km2 wind farm projects

UzAssystem has been awarded a new contract to support the site characterisation studies that will enable the development of new wind farms in Uzbekistan’s Bukhara and Kungrad regions.

Uzbekistan is setting its sights on becoming a renewable leader

Uzbekistan is undergoing a rapid transformation. By 2025, experts predict that the country’s energy production will have risen by around 40%, before doubling again by 2030.
To meet this demand, Uzbekistan’s Ministry of Energy is investing heavily in renewable energy sources across the country. By 2030, around 40% of Uzbekistan’s energy production is expected to come from renewables.

Our role in enabling renewable energy projects

ACWA Power selected UzAssystem to deliver site characterisation work for the pre-development work to enable the construction of new wind farms in Uzbekistan’s Bukhara and Kungrad regions. Combined, the wind farms will cover a total area of more than 300km2.

Our teams will provide crucial pre-development work to ensure the suitability of the sites to enable construction to begin. Our expertise will cover geotechnical, geophysical, topographical, and hydrological studies of the proposed sites, examining the physical, mechanical, and chemical characteristics of the terrain using ground-based surveys and tests combined with satellite and digital mapping of the project site.

UzAssystem: a trusted partner in the delivery of energy transition programmes.

This project is the latest in portfolio of projects delivered across the country by UzAssystem’s energy transition experts. Since the Assystem group arrived in Uzbekistan in 2019, it has developed a team consisting of home-grown engineering expertise combined with the support of an international network of expertise spread across 12 countries of operation.

 

Feza Abadanc, Operations Manager, UzAssystem said: “UzAssystem was formed in 2019 when the Assystem Group formed a joint venture with Uzbekistan’s Ministry of Energy. Since then, our teams have grown and proven the value of their expertise in engineering, digital, and project management at the service of Uzbekistan’s energy transition. This latest project reinforces our commitment to helping Uzbekistan to become a leading producer of renewable energy by 2030.”


UzAssystem to support electricity system modelling in Uzbekistan

International engineering, digital and project management company, Assystem, has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with the Ministry of Energy of the Republic of Uzbekistan which will see joint venture UzAssystem conduct assessments to support the planning of the country’s power system through its advanced modelling capability.

UzAssystem, a joint venture between Assystem and the Ministry of Energy, has been in operation since 2019, and is involved in a significant number of low-carbon energy projects in the Republic, including grid infrastructure, wind power and solar power. Its specialists are experts in the intricacies of electricity system development.

Under the terms of the agreement, UzAssystem will also providing advanced development opportunities for workers in the electricity sector focusing on areas such as the use of modern technologies for grid modelling, modern practices in deploying a power system with a high proportion of variable energy generation sources, and the design of energy facilities and systems according to contemporary international standards.

The joint venture was established to support Uzbekistan’s low-carbon energy transition. It is committed to helping the Republic to achieve its goal of net zero carbon emissions by 2060, in addition to its ambition to deliver 5GW of wind and 7GW of solar capacity by 2030.

Nicolas Dugot, General Manager, UzAssystem, said: “Uzbekistan needs a modern electricity system to ensure it can deploy the gigawatts of low-carbon energy generation needed to achieve its net zero goals. UzAssystem is committed to supporting the development of this system by deploying its specialist capabilities and providing advanced training to build the necessary skills-base.”