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Uzbekistan: Preparation of Gas Infrastructure Modernization in Uzbekistan

Sovereign (Public) Project | 52322-003 Status: Active

This small-scale TA will support the preparation of SCADA system implementation in Uzbekistan's gas sector. SCADA is a standard operational practice in gas transportation systems and allows real-time assessment of the status of gas transportation infrastructure, including natural gas flow rates, operational pressure, and other technical indicators at any given time and location of the network. Access to these data is critical to quickly respond to any disruptive changes in the condition of the gas transportation system, optimize network operation and maximize returns from gas transportation assets through effective system monitoring and control.

At present, Uzbekistan's gas sector does not have a SCADA system and operates on analogue equipment. Introducing a modern SCADA system will digitalize network operation and allow for a modern communication infrastructure to deliver relevant real-time data and transparency on network operating conditions.

Project Details

Project Officer
Abado, Sarin Central and West Asia Department Request for information
Country
  • Uzbekistan
Sector
  • Energy
 
Project Name Preparation of Gas Infrastructure Modernization in Uzbekistan
Project Number 52322-003
Country Uzbekistan
Project Status Active
Project Type / Modality of Assistance Technical Assistance
Source of Funding / Amount
TA 9933-UZB: Preparation of Gas Infrastructure Modernization in Uzbekistan
Technical Assistance Special Fund US$ 225,000.00
Strategic Agendas Environmentally sustainable growth
Inclusive economic growth
Regional integration
Drivers of Change Governance and capacity development
Knowledge solutions
Partnerships
Private sector development
Sector / Subsector

Energy / Oil and gas transmission and distribution

Gender Equity and Mainstreaming No gender elements
Description

This small-scale TA will support the preparation of SCADA system implementation in Uzbekistan's gas sector. SCADA is a standard operational practice in gas transportation systems and allows real-time assessment of the status of gas transportation infrastructure, including natural gas flow rates, operational pressure, and other technical indicators at any given time and location of the network. Access to these data is critical to quickly respond to any disruptive changes in the condition of the gas transportation system, optimize network operation and maximize returns from gas transportation assets through effective system monitoring and control.

At present, Uzbekistan's gas sector does not have a SCADA system and operates on analogue equipment. Introducing a modern SCADA system will digitalize network operation and allow for a modern communication infrastructure to deliver relevant real-time data and transparency on network operating conditions.

The implementation of SCADA in Uzbekistan's gas sector is part of a bigger ensuing project targeting the modernization of Uzbekistan's gas infrastructure. It is expected to add significant value to the project and capitalize on the modernization effort by improving overall efficiency, profitability and reliability of national gas supply. Any existing SCADA studies in relation to Uzbekistan's gas sector shall be used to the extent possible.

Project Rationale and Linkage to Country/Regional Strategy

Natural gas is the most important indigenous source of energy in Uzbekistan and regarded as one of the key driving forces of the country's economy, contributing to 20% of national budget revenues (taxes) and 15% of the national gross domestic product (GDP). Natural gas comprises 85% of the country's energy mix, and 75% of electricity generated in the country. Uzbekistan's aging gas infrastructure and network underinvestment have led to supply shortages, inefficiency, high losses, and low reliability. Built more than 50 years ago, the gas transmission system consists of a complex network of high- and medium-pressure pipelines equipped with physically degraded compressors and lacking any centralized functions to measure, monitor, and control supply and demand.

Absence of periodic maintenance and insufficient capital investments resulted in technical losses of 15% equivalent of Uzbekistan's gas export volumes. Most transmission facilities have not been tested or inspected for the past 30 years. Without adequate capital investment in transmission modernization, automation and management of a system of this size, gas transportation remains highly underutilized leading to higher maintenance cost, greater operational risks and economic and financial losses. This imperils Uzbekistan's energy security and constrains national economic growth.

To sustainably manage and efficiently utilize its gas potential, the Government of Uzbekistan is aiming at modernizing its gas infrastructure with support from ADB. A project concept paper for an ensuing loan was approved on 28 January 2019.

Impact
Project Outcome
Description of Outcome
Progress Toward Outcome
Implementation Progress
Description of Project Outputs
Status of Implementation Progress (Outputs, Activities, and Issues)
Geographical Location Nation-wide
Summary of Environmental and Social Aspects
Environmental Aspects
Involuntary Resettlement
Indigenous Peoples
Stakeholder Communication, Participation, and Consultation
During Project Design
During Project Implementation
Responsible ADB Officer Abado, Sarin
Responsible ADB Department Central and West Asia Department
Responsible ADB Division Energy Division, CWRD
Executing Agencies
Asian Development Bank
6 ADB Avenue,
Mandaluyong City 1550, Philippines
Timetable
Concept Clearance -
Fact Finding -
MRM -
Approval 27 Dec 2019
Last Review Mission -
Last PDS Update 09 Jan 2020

TA 9933-UZB

Milestones
Approval Signing Date Effectivity Date Closing
Original Revised Actual
27 Dec 2019 - 27 Dec 2019 13 Jul 2020 31 Mar 2021 -
Financing Plan/TA Utilization Cumulative Disbursements
ADB Cofinancing Counterpart Total Date Amount
Gov Beneficiaries Project Sponsor Others
225,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 225,000.00 27 Dec 2019 31,011.00

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Tenders

Tender Title Type Status Posting Date Deadline
TA 9933: Preparation of Gas Infrastructure Modernization in Uzbekistan - Gas Transmission Expert Individual - Consulting Closed 28 Apr 2020 04 May 2020
TA 9933: Preparation of Gas Infrastructure Modernization in Uzbekistan - TELECOMMUNICATIONS EXPERT Individual - Consulting Closed 05 Feb 2020 18 Feb 2020
TA 9933: Preparation of Gas Infrastructure Modernization in Uzbekistan - PROJECT TEAM LEAD/GAS TRANSMISSION EXPERT Individual - Consulting Closed 05 Feb 2020 18 Feb 2020

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