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First reactor of a small NPP in Uzbekistan expected to put into operation in 5 years

Full commissioning of a small nuclear power plant with six reactors should be carried out before 2033.

It is planned to launch the first low-power nuclear power plant reactor in Uzbekistan in 5 years, the press service of the Atomic Energy Agency under the Cabinet of Ministers.

The project is planned to be implemented on a previously approved territory near Lake Tuzkon in the Forish district (Jizzakh region), where the issue of locating a large nuclear power plant was initially considered.

“The cost of the project to build a low-power nuclear power plant based on six RITM-200N reactor units with an installed capacity of 330 MW is confidential information and is not subject to disclosure,” the department noted.

The commissioning of the first reactor of a small nuclear power plant will take place 60 months (5 years) after the completion of priority work, which should begin this summer.

Each subsequent reactor will be put into operation within six months. Full commissioning of a small nuclear power plant with six reactors should be carried out before 2033.

The contract for the construction of the nuclear power plant was concluded on May 27 during the visit of Russian President Vladimir Putin to Tashkent between the NPP Construction Directorate and the Atomstroyexport company (the engineering department of Rosatom).

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