Consultancy and project management for the design of electricity transmission and distribution networks in Uzbekistan

Consulting / Project management Energy Uzbekistan

Context and challenges

Uzbekistan is a developing country, growing at 7% per year and has a population of over 32 millions.

To support this strong growth, the State must both increase its electricity production capacity and rapidly modernize its electricity networks, the design of which dates back to the Soviet years and changed only slightly after 1991. The country also wants to integrate new intermittent (renewable) or basic (thermal and nuclear) electricity generation facilities into its energy mix.

This client, a major player un the energy industry, has a main design office available, which does not yet benefit from technical references or modern design resources to meet this challenge.

This client called upon Assystem to operate as an international partner to facilitate this transition and access to international practices, through a global mission of consulting, project management and more broadly support.

Project scope

  • Updating of the electrical standards below by the establishment of a college of international technical experts with Uzbek representatives:
  • Analysis of existing standards with current international standards (GOST, I3E, IEC, ISO) and their possible applications in Uzbekistan.
  • Scope covered and main equipment: low voltage 400V to high voltage 500 kV, transformer stations, circuit breakers, towers, overhead lines, etc.
  • Deployment of new means of electrical design (3D, calculations, etc.)
  • Setting up and management of a new entity dedicated to electrical distribution and transmission studies, in partnership with the National Engineering Centre, on the basis of the new standards defined previously and anticipating the implementation of new communication and remote control systems of the SCADA type.
  • Implementation of new means of project management and IT infrastructures

Client benefits

  • Bringing existing and future installations up to international standards through access to updated standards and international experts (electrical networks).
  • Improving system reliability by updating facility standards
  • Optimization of design and construction lead times
  • Reduction of CAPEX and OPEX thanks to the reshaping of the engineering approach through the use of new tools and the modernization of standards.
  • Supporting the political will to strengthen the country's position as a major player in power generation and distribution in the Central Asian region.

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