May 30, 2018 in Tashkent, the Director General of ROSATOM Alexey Likhachev held a meeting with the President of the Republic of Uzbekistan Shavkat Mirziyoyev.
At the meeting, the sides discussed issues of Uzbek-Russian cooperation in the field of using atomic energy for peaceful purposes, in particular, the details of the development of long-term relations in the field of high technologies and promising joint projects. The parties paid special attention to the organization of work on the training of personnel in the framework of joint programs and projects.
Uzbekistan and Russia began cooperation in the field of using nuclear energy for peaceful purposes after the signing of the Cooperation Agreement by the Government of the Russian Federation and the Government of the Republic of Uzbekistan in December 2017.
Since 1959, the research reactor WWR-CM has been operating at the Institute of Nuclear Physics of the Academy of Sciences of Uzbekistan. Since its commissioning, it has been provided with Russian-made nuclear fuel. In November 2017 another contract was signed for the production and supply of fuel for this reactor. This year the delivery of the first batch is expected, with the volume of 56 fuel assembly. In addition, at that time, a Memorandum of Understanding between ROSATOM and the Academy of Sciences of the Republic of Uzbekistan was signed. This document captures the intentions of the parties to develop cooperation on a wide range of areas related to the practical application of nuclear technology and training of personnel.
ROSATOM is the leader of the global nuclear technology market. ROSATOM is the largest electricity generating company in Russia, which provided in 2017 202.868 billion kWh of electricity (or 18.9% of the total output in the country). ROSATOM ranks 1st in the world in terms of the number of simultaneously implemented nuclear reactor construction projects (33 power units in 12 countries); 2 place in the world in uranium reserves and 4 place in terms of its production. ROSATOM provides 36% of the world market of uranium enrichment services and 17% of the nuclear fuel market. The scope of ROSATOM’s activities includes the production of equipment and isotope products for the needs of nuclear medicine, conducting scientific research, manufacturing of various nuclear and non-nuclear innovative products. ROSATOM 's strategy is to develop clean energy generation projects, including wind energy. ROSATOM brings together over 300 enterprises and organizations, including the world's only nuclear icebreaker fleet.