Veolia to oversee heat supply system of Tashkent, Uzbekistan

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  • 04 October 2021
  • by Veolia

Uzbekistan’s largest city, Tashkent, has the largest urban heating network in the country, to supply heating and hot water to nearly half of its population, representing 1.2 million inhabitants. Of the 1926 km of pipelines in the network, 73% are underground. The leasing contract signed with Veolia, and the first of its kind in Uzbekistan, is based on a public-private partnership.

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Uzbekistan’s largest city, Tashkent, has the largest urban heating network in the country, to supply heating and hot water to nearly half of its population, representing 1.2 million inhabitants. Of the 1926 km of pipelines in the network, 73% are underground. The leasing contract signed with Veolia, and the first of its kind in Uzbekistan, is based on a public-private partnership.

 

Veolia will be responsible for operating and maintaining the urban heating network and hot water installations, assessing the state of these facilities, identifying necessary investments, funding the operating assets programme, and project management. The first two years will be devoted to a first phase of modernisation of the heating system in two of the city’s districts. The results of this project will trigger an ambitious modernisation programme throughout the city.

 

Over 30 years, Veolia will provide:

  • operation and maintenance of the district heating system and hot water facilities
  • assessment of the district heating system and hot water facilities to identify what investments are required
  • funding for the operating assets programme
  • project management

 

Also, for two years, a pilot project for the modernisation of the heating system in two areas of the capital will be implemented. The completion of the pilot project will trigger the launch of an ambitious modernisation program covering the entire city.

 

“This success in Tashkent marks Veolia’s first step in Uzbekistan. Managing heating networks for municipal customers is one of our key lines of development for Central and Eastern Europe. I am delighted that today we are providing this service to a new capital in this strategic region”, declared Antoine FrĂ©rot, CEO of Veolia.

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