14:34 / 05.05.2020
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Uzbekistan to abandon import of jet fuel, diesel and liquefied natural gas

The construction of the Uzbekistan GTL plant for the production of synthetic fuel will allow Uzbekistan to abandon the import of jet fuel, diesel and liquefied natural gas.

Photo: Presidential press service

“By the end of this year, 3 units of propane-butane mixture and a plant for the production of synthetic fuel (GTL) will be commissioned. As a result, imports of jet fuel, diesel and liquefied natural gas will be completely replaced,” the presidential press service said.

40 percent of the electricity produced in the country is used for heating and lighting. The cost overruns in this process. For example, 400 kilowatt-hours of electricity, on average, is used in Uzbekistan for heating 1 square meter of area, while in developed countries – 170 kilowatt-hours.

As of the end of April, more than 95% of the main technological equipment and components were delivered to the construction site, their installation in the technological zones of the plant continues. The implementation of the contract on a turnkey basis (EPC contract) is 86% completed.

Construction and installation work under the contract is carried out by a consortium of Hyundai Engineering Co. Ltd., Hyundai Engineering and Construction Co. Ltd. (Republic of Korea) and Enter Engineering Pte. Ltd. (Singapore).

With the commissioning of the plant annually, up to 1.5 million tons of high-quality and environmentally friendly oil products will be delivered to the domestic market of the republic.

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