In 2017-2019 General Electric (GE) plans to implement 13 projects in Uzbekistan totaling US $388 million, comprising projects for manufacture of a wide range of industrial equipment and home appliances.
These plans are fixed in the Memorandum of Understanding signed between GE and the Uzbek Ministry of Economy, a source in the Ministry said.
The document was signed during the visit of Vice-President of GE, Ronald James Pollett to Uzbekistan in early March., when he was received by the President Shavkat Mirziyoyev.
According to the Ministry of Economy, GE intends to set up the facilities for the manufacture of oil and gas equipment (compressor units, expander-generators, high-pressure pumps) at UzKimyoMash (Uz Chemical Industry Machinery) in Chirchik, establish an engineering center at Shurtan Gas Chemical Complex, and a service center for repair and maintenance of oil and gas, power and chemical equipment at Bukhara Mechanical Repair Plant.
GE is also planning to set up part of the production capacities at free economic zones (FEZ): production of photoelectric panels, industrial and household inverters at Navoi FEZ, production of measuring tools and process control systems at Angren FEZ, and assembly of industrial wind generators at the newly created Khazorasp FEZ.
In Tashkent GE together with Artel Engineering plans to launch a facility for manufacture of innovative medical tools (ultrasound and X-ray machines, artificial lung ventilation devices, electrocardiographs). At Tashkent Mechanical Plant, it is planned to set up the production of electric asynchronous motors and LED lighting products.
In July 2015, General Electric supplied equipment for the 370 MW combined cycle gas plant as part of modernization of the Tashkent Thermal Power Plant. In May 2016, GE and UzbekNefteGaz signed a MoU in the field of enhancing skills and training of personnel of the oil and gas industry.