Mitsubishi Corporation (MC), together with Mitsubishi Hitachi Power Systems Ltd (MHPS), has been awarded a full turnkey contract by Joint Stock Company Uzbekenergo for the construction of a combined cycle cogeneration plant (450 MWe plus 200 Gcal/h of district heating and process heat) next to the Navoi 1 power plant in southern Uzbekistan.

MHPS will supply the main components while MC, together with Calik Enerji Sanayi ve Ticaret AS, a Turkey-based engineering and construction company partially sponsored by MC, will supply the remaining components needed for plant construction and deal with inland transportation as well as civil engineering and installation works. Construction is scheduled for completion in 2019.

The project will be financed by Japanese Official Development Assistance (ODA), and Uzbekistan governmental fund.

Aging infrastructure has led to concerns about the security and reliability of power supply in Uzbekistan, thereby creating an urgent need for the construction of additional facilities and the upgrading of existing ones.