NEWS AND EVENTS
March 31, 2016
Ministry of economy conducts media tour of industrial enterprises of Tashkent
In the period of 28-29 March, the Ministry of economy of the Republic of Uzbekistan held a media tour of the industrial enterprises of the Tashkent city and Tashkent region for media representatives. In particular, the journalists visited JV JSC \"Toshkent yog\'-moy kombinati\", JSC \"Maxam-Chirchik\", JSC \"Ammofos-Maxam\", Almalyk MMC and JSC \"Uzpakhtasanoat\". The purpose of this event is to familiarize the public with the results of activities in the field of efficient use of energy resources in the national industry.
During the two-day media tour, visiting the above-mentioned enterprises, the journalists got acquainted with the projects on introduction of energy efficient technologies and improving the processes of energy conservation, implemented within the framework of the joint project of the Government of the Republic of Uzbekistan and the World Bank group \"Raising energy efficiency of industrial enterprises\".
Specialists of enterprises said that due to a loan from the International Development Association of the World Bank and commercial banks of Uzbekistan, the most energy-intensive industrial enterprises received an opportunity to significantly reduce the amount of electricity and natural gas consumed in the production process due to the replacement of electric motors reconstruction of boiler rooms, the turbo-compressor stations, installation of variable frequency drives, start-control devices and other. Experts, in particular, showed seven subprojects aimed at improvement of the energy efficiency, through the implementation of which according to estimates power savings of up to 30 million kWh and 6 million cubic meters of natural gas could be achieved in the future.
The experts also noted that these sub-projects are only a small part of the activities implemented by the project \"Raising energy efficiency of industrial enterprises\", which operates since 2011. In total, 81 subprojects at 32 industrial enterprises of Uzbekistan are implemented within the framework of the project. According to preliminary calculations, their implementation will provide annual energy savings of more than 539 million kWh of electricity and more than 252 million cubic meters of natural gas.
It was said that raising of energy efficiency at the expense of these sub-projects contribute to achieving the objectives of the national Programme of measures to reduce energy consumption, implementation of energy saving technologies in industries and the social sector for 2015-2019.
Such an event is held not for the first time. Previously, media tours on energy efficiency were held in Andijan, Navoi, and Kashkadarya regions. It is expected that carrying out such a study-educational activities will contribute to the development of national trends in qualitative and efficient use of all types of energy.