Tashkent, Uzbekistan (UzDaily.com) — Siemens and Uz-Kor Gas Chemical concluded a package of long-term contracts for comprehensive maintenance of the equipment of the gas-chemical complex.
A package of long-term contracts for comprehensive maintenance of gas turbines SGT-400, SGT-700, steam turbines SST-600, as well as a large fleet of compressors of the polymer plant of the joint venture Uz-Kor Gas Chemical for a period of 14 years was held in Tashkent.
The event was held in the presence of the Prime Minister of the Republic of Uzbekistan Abdulla Aripov and the Federal President of Germany Frank-Walter Steinmeier.
Technical equipment maintenance by its original manufacturer will guarantee uninterrupted production of high-quality ethylene, polyethylene and polypropylene, the production of electricity for its own needs, as well as the supply of surplus energy to the power system of Uzbekistan. The contract envisages the connection of gas turbines to the Siemens Remote Monitoring Center located in Moscow.
The documents signed will also allow additional capacity utilization and expansion of the list of services provided at the joint venture of Siemens and Uzkhimmash — the joint venture UNGM-DR Service Center (Chirchik) and will contribute to the creation on its base of a training center for training qualified technical specialists for equipment maintenance in places.
“First of all, I would like to express my gratitude to our colleagues for the great joint work done over the past two years. During this period we managed to solve many complex problems together. The signing of service documents today is another step in the development of cooperation between the two companies within the framework of a strategic partnership between the republics of Uzbekistan and Germany”, said Alexander Liberov, President of Siemens in Russia and Central Asia.
Uzbekistan is one of the key markets for Siemens in Central Asia. In 2017, Siemens announced the launch of a large-scale cooperation program «Initiative for Uzbekistan» between the Republic and the company. As part of the Initiative, a number of bilateral cooperation documents was signed, including a technology partnership in the development of the fuel and energy complex, “smart cities” (digitalization of urban infrastructure), wind energy, and health care.