Uzbekistan: Takhiatash Power Plant Efficiency Improvement Project

Sovereign Project | 45306-001 Status: Active


ADB is helping Uzbekistan upgrade the Takhiatash thermal power plant to meet rising electricity demand in the western part of the country. The project will involve building two combined-cycle gas turbine units, decommissioning old and inefficient power generation units, improving energy efficiency, and increasing power supply to the Karakalpakstan and Khorezm regions.

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Title Deadline
Corporate management capacity development 24 Aug 2016

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Project Name Takhiatash Power Plant Efficiency Improvement Project
Project Number 45306-001
Country Uzbekistan
Project Status Active
Project Type / Modality of Assistance Loan
Source of Funding / Amount
Loan 3141-UZB: Takhiatash Power Plant Efficiency Improvement Project
Ordinary capital resources US$ 300.00 million
Loan: Takhiatash Power Plant Efficiency Improvement Project
Uzbekistan Fund for Reconstruction and Development US$ 270.00 million
Strategic Agendas Environmentally sustainable growth
Inclusive economic growth
Drivers of Change Governance and capacity development
Private sector development
Sector / Subsector

Energy - Conventional energy generation - Energy efficiency and conservation - Energy sector development and institutional reform

Gender Equity and Mainstreaming Effective gender mainstreaming
Project Rationale and Linkage to Country/Regional Strategy

Project Outcome

Description of Outcome
Progress Toward Outcome Outcome achievable.
Implementation Progress
Description of Project Outputs
Status of Implementation Progress (Outputs, Activities, and Issues) Project Implementation Consultant has been mobilized. The current status is the first stage bid evaluation of the power plant turnkey contract.
Geographical Location Khorezm,Karakalpakstan

Safeguard Categories

Environment A
Involuntary Resettlement B
Indigenous Peoples C

Summary of Environmental and Social Aspects

Environmental Aspects EIA was prepared and disclosed on website on 20 May 2013.
Involuntary Resettlement

Land acquisition and resettlement plan has been prepared and disclosed on website on 19 July 2013. LARP was updated in March 2015.

The payment of compensation to affected households is still ongoing and planned to be completed by end September 2015.

Indigenous Peoples No adverse impact is expected. No people defined by ADB SPS 2009 as IP are present in project area.
Stakeholder Communication, Participation, and Consultation
During Project Design

As a part of the preparation of environmental impact assessment and land acquisition and resettlement plan, stakeholder consultations has been conducted by the project executing agency with the assistance of project preparatory technical assistance consultant.

In addition, as a part of poverty and social assessment, a total number of 900 households was surveyed in Karakalpakstan and Khorezm region, including 100 households in Takhiatash city, 400 households in Karakalpakstan AR, and 400 households in Khorezm region.

Further, PPTA consultant organized Focus Group discussion (FGD) in Takhiatash city and 20 structured interviews with major stakeholders in Karakalpakstan and Khorezm regions.

During Project Implementation

Civil society will be involved for the operation of the community service center in Takhiatash, and implementation of the energy efficiency campaign. A local social/gender specialist will be hired to ensure implementation of the key gender activities.

The implementation consultant includes a safeguard specialist with responsibility for ongoing consultation and participation.

Grievance redress mechanism will be established using existing community society and assigning a focal at project management unit.

Business Opportunities

Consulting Services

A supervision consulting firm will be recruited using the quality- and cost-based selection method, with a 90:10 ratio for quality and cost, and following ADB's Guidelines on the Use of Consultants (2013, as amended from time to time) to help the executing agency implement the project.

Under capacity development component, there will be one contract package for corporate management, cashflow analysis, and tariff study, one contract for risk profile assessment, an audit package (2 multi-year contracts), and two individual consultants (capacity development program manager and social and gender specialist).

The project envisages advance contracting and retroactive financing of up to 20% of total financing.


A turnkey contractor, which is expected to undertake both the construction and decommissioning works, will be selected under international competitive bidding, following ADB's Procurement Guidelines (2013, as amended from time to time).

The project envisages advance contracting and retroactive financing of up to 20% of total financing.

Responsible Staff

Responsible ADB Officer Keiju Mitsuhashi
Responsible ADB Department Central and West Asia Department
Responsible ADB Division Energy Division, CWRD
Executing Agencies
6 Istiklol Street
Tashkent, 100000, Uzbekistan


Concept Clearance 16 Aug 2012
Fact Finding 20 May 2013 to 31 May 2013
MRM 23 Apr 2014
Approval -
Last Review Mission -
Last PDS Update 24 Mar 2016

Loan 3141-UZB

Approval Signing Date Effectivity Date Closing
Original Revised Actual
15 Jul 2014 30 Oct 2014 30 Jan 2015 30 Apr 2021 - -
Financing Plan Loan Utilization
Total (Amount in US$ million) Date ADB Others Net Percentage
Project Cost 430.00 Cumulative Contract Awards
ADB 300.00 15 Jul 2014 4.30 0.00 1%
Counterpart 130.00 Cumulative Disbursements
Cofinancing 0.00 15 Jul 2014 0.52 0.00 0%
Status of Covenants
Category Sector Safeguards Social Financial Economic Others
Rating - - - Satisfactory - -

Safeguard Documents See also: Safeguards

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