Masdar a global leader in renewable energy and sustainable urban development company, headquartered in Abu Dhabi has won the tender for the construction of a 457MW solar photovoltaic (PV) plant in Uzbekistan.
The contract for the project in the Sherabad district of the Surkhandarya region was awarded by the Ministry of Energy of Uzbekistan.
The Sherabad project is part of a wider programme to construct solar PV plants with a total capacity of 1GW.
Masdar was awarded the tender to construct the 457MW plant with a proposed energy charge (tariff) of US 1.8045 cents per kWh.
The project also includes construction of a new 220kV substation and a 52 km transmission line to connect to the 500kV Surkhan substation.
The programme is being implemented by Uzbekistan’s Ministry of Energy, the Ministry of Investment and Foreign Trade, with support from the Asian Development Bank.
“Solar power is a priority for Uzbekistan, and we look forward to reaching our target of 1GW set by the Programme said Energy Minister of Uzbekistan Alisher Sultanov
The Sherabad plant will provide 300,000 households with electricity.