The Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of Japan to Uzbekistan, Mr. Yoshinori Fujiyama, has visited the Turakurgan Thermal Power Plant to get acquainted with the implementation of the joint project.
The construction and financing of a unique, the first large energy facility in Fergana Valley – the Turakurgan Thermal Power Plant with a design capacity of 900 MW worth $1.2 billion was carried out through a loan from the Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA), funds from the Fund for Reconstruction and Development of the Republic of Uzbekistan. The general contractor of the facility is a consortium of Japanese companies Mitsubishi Corporation and Mitsubishi Hitachi Power Systems.
According to UE Turakurgan Thermal Power Plant Press Service, the modern thermal power plant put into operation at the beginning of 2020 has already generated about 10 billion kWh of electricity, which is uninterruptedly delivered to consumers of Fergana Valley through the unified energy system of Uzbekistan.
Ambassador Yoshinori Fujiyama has met with the Deputy Chairman of the Board of JSC Thermal Power Plants F.E. Shaismatov, Director General of the unitary enterprise Turakurgan Thermal Power Plant I.S. Basidov.
The parties exchanged views on the importance and significance of the power plant for the development of Fergana region. The readiness was expressed for further development and diversification of cooperation in the energy sector within the framework of the strategic partnership agreement between the Republic of Uzbekistan and Japan.
The Ambassador expressed hope that a modern thermal power plant built using Japanese technology and being an important component of the basic energy infrastructure of Uzbekistan will contribute to the development of Uzbekistan’s economy as a whole and reduce emissions of hydrocarbons into the atmosphere.
Ambassador Yoshinori Fujiyama, getting acquainted with the production workshops and lines of the power plant, was satisfied with the results of the implementation of the joint Uzbekistan – Japan project.