Russia and Uzbekistan Sign Agreement on SMR

Russia and Uzbekistan have signed an agreement to construct a small modular reactor (SMR) nuclear power plant. This agreement was formalized during the visit of Russian President Vladimir Putin to Uzbekistan.

During the state visit, a protocol was signed in the presence of the leaders of both countries, amending the intergovernmental agreement on nuclear power plant cooperation. The amendment expands the cooperation to include the construction of a low-power nuclear power plant in Uzbekistan, based on a Russian design.

JSC Atomstroyexport, the engineering division of the Russian State Corporation Rosatom, and the State Unitary Enterprise “Directorate for NPP Construction” under the Atomic Energy Agency of the Republic of Uzbekistan signed a contract for this project.

The planned nuclear power plant will be located in the Jizzakh region of Uzbekistan. It will have a capacity of 330 MW, featuring six reactors, each with a capacity of 55 MW. Rosatom will serve as the general contractor, with local companies also participating in the construction.

The chosen site has already been examined, and its suitability and safety have been confirmed, which will help expedite the project’s implementation. Construction is set to begin this summer.

Kaktus Media


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