Uzbekistan’s state hydropower producer and developer JSC Uzbekhydroenergo has announced a tender for the design and construction of the Rabat, Chappasuy and Tamshush hydropower Plants on the Aksu River in the Kashkadarya Region of Uzbekistan.
The work is part of Uzbekistan’s Sustainable Hydropower Project, which is part-financed by the Asian Development Bank (ADB).
The three hydropower plants will have a total capacity of 24MW (6MW Rabat, 8MW Chappasuy and 10MW Tamshush) with an associated transmission line (35-110 kV and 22 km in length) and mini-hydro units with aggregate capacity of 1MW.
In October 2019, it was announced the ADB had approved $60m in financing for the construction of hydropower plants. The total cost of the project is $75.3 million dollars and completion is expected by the end of 2023.
Uzbekistan has an ambitious national energy strategy which aims to meet increasing demands for energy and to generate a quarter of all electricity from renewable sources by 2030. The strategy will see the deployment up to 30GW of additional power capacity by 2030, including 3.8GW of hydro energy along with 5GW orf solar energy and up to 3GW of wind energy.
International competitive bidding for the project will be conducted in accordance with the ADB’s ‘One-Stage, Two-Envelope’ protocol. The tender is open to all bidders from ADB eligible countries.