Rosatom and Uzbekistan sign memorandum of Understanding on nuclear infrastructure development
A Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) was signed between Rosenergoatom, Rosatom Training Institute and the Nuclear Power Engineering Development Agency of the Uzbek Ministry of Energy. To develop uzbekistan's national nuclear infrastructure and to raise public awareness of nuclear technology and its applications.
Uzbekistan will be able to receive the support of experts from the Rosatom Technical Institute for training in all phases of the implementation of its nuclear power programme, and Uzbek experts will be able to participate in the upcoming IAEA training to be held in St. Petersburg, Russia, in August.
Uzbekistan is the world's seventh-largest uranium supplier, according to the World Nuclear Association, and was an important source of uranium supplies to Russia before gaining independence in 1991.
In September 2018, Rosatom signed an intergovernmental agreement for Rosatom to build two VVER-1200 reactors, which will be operational around 2028. The power generation strategy proposed by the Ministry of Energy in 2020 envisages 15% of Uzbekistan's electricity coming from nuclear power by 2030.