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Gas-fired power to assist Uzbekistanࢀ™s gold drive

Uzbenergo plans to build a gas-fired power plant in 2014 in order to facilitate an increase in gold production.

Uzbekistanࢀ™s national energy company wants to increase power supply to the Navoi Mining and Metallurgical Plant (NMMP), and the government has requested the company to prepare all documents for the projectࢀ™s inclusion in the National Investment Program for 2014.

According to Times Central Asia, the project is initially forecast to cost $103m and envisages a 200 MW capacity, when it is commissioned in 2015.

In 2012, Uzbekenergo completed construction of electricity supply facilities for NMMP totalling $34.2m. NMMP is one of the largest gold producers in Central Asia.

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