Russia plans to construct up to six low power NPPs in Uzbekistan, using 55 MW RITM-200N reactors. These reactors will collectively form a power production complex in Jizzakh, central-eastern Uzbekistan, with a total capacity of up to 330 MW.

The agreement was reached during Russian President Vladimir Putin’s state visit to Uzbekistan. It follows Uzbekistan President Shavkat Mirziyoyev’s recent endorsement of nuclear energy as essential for energy security and sustainable development and the total restructuring of Uzbekistan’s nuclear power administration.

“Nearly all the leading countries of the world ensure their energy security and sustainable development with the help of nuclear energy. Considering Uzbekistan’s prospects for entering a new development stage, this project is vital for our country, which has significant uranium reserves and exports them to third countries,” Mirziyoyev remarked.

Russia, through its state corporation Rosatom and subsidiary Atomstroyexport, signed the deal with Uzbekistan’s Directorate for Nuclear Power Plants.

Construction is set to begin this summer.