Groupe PSA and SC Uzavtosanoat signed a Joint Venture agreement to produce light commercial vehicles in Uzbekistan.
Within the agreement the sides are creating an equally owned Joint Venture (JV) – Uzbekistan PCA.
This partnership aims at building a production plant in the Free Industrial Zone of Jizzakh, located 200 km from Tashkent, in Uzbekistan, to produce Peugeot and Citroën LCVs , for passenger and freight carriage.
The Charter capital of the new JV will represent circa 30 million euro, with equal shareholding. Global investments represent around 130 million euros.
Groupe PSA will provide new technologies, intellectual property, and contribute to the implementation of modern production processes and organization of training to employees.
The plant will operate in accordance with the Group modern systems in production, quality, purchasing, supply and sales. Furthermore, the joint venture considers at least 50% of parts localization in the first year of production, by attracting domestic component parts manufacturers – 30 large factories owned by SC Uzavtosanoat and more than 160 small and medium enterprises.
The production capacity is estimated up to 16 000 vehicles per year, to be sold in Uzbekistan and exported to foreign countries.
“This LCV segment was the only non-occupied vehicle segment in Uzbekistan”- noted Mr. Yusupov Rustam, Deputy Chairman of the board of SC Uzavtosanoat – “So this project is a significant qualitative leap in the development of the domestic automotive industry. And more globally, along with the increase of employment, this joint venture will positively contribute to the profitable growth of the Uzbekistan automotive industry”.
Christophe Bergerand, Eurasia Vice-President for Groupe PSA commented: “This project is fully in line with our Push to Pass plan and this is a great opportunity for Groupe PSA to develop our LCV business and profitable growth plan in the Region. We appreciate the established constructive dialogue with the Uzbek teams and personal support of the President of Uzbekistan Shavkat Mirziyoev, which was a determining factor in the creation of the joint venture”.
This year, the event is timed to coincide with the 25th anniversary of Uzbekneftegaz National Holding Company.
Taking into consideration the significance of the events held as part of OGU and the high efficiency of their results in the world market of hydrocarbon production and processing, a decision was made to rebrand the event with an emphasis on its international status and audience: Global Oil & Gas Uzbekistan.
The thematic areas of Global Oil & Gas Uzbekistan- OGU 2017 will cover a wide range of technologies and services for the oil and gas industry. Here you can see companies that provide services for exploration and development of gas and oil fields, transportation and processing of hydrocarbons; pipeline maintenance service providers, manufacturers and suppliers of equipment, tools, and technologies; research organizations, engineering companies, and many more.
This year’s exhibition will host 178 companies from 28 countries, such as Austria, Azerbaijan, Afghanistan, Great Britain, Germany, Denmark, Italy, Indonesia, Kazakhstan, China, Latvia, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Russia, Singapore, USA, Turkey, Uzbekistan, Ukraine, France, Czech Republic, Switzerland, South Korea, etc.
Traditionally, the key exposition item will be the stand of Uzbekneftegaz National Holding Company. The leading industry experts and globally renowned companies come to Uzbekistan every year to meet with the Holding’s management at the exhibition and conference where Uzbekneftegaz’s stand has always been a crowded place with active discussions held.
This year, one of the debutants is the collective stand of German companies represented by the Bavarian Ministry of Economic Affairs and Media, Energy and Technology, in conjunction with the Bavarian Bureau for International Business Relations. The stand offers professional brokerage services to establish contacts with Bavarian companies and also provides comprehensive information on commercial and industrial activities conducted in Bavaria and its cutting-edge technologies. ENTER Engineering Group (Singapore) is one of the recognized leaders in the oil and gas construction market in Central Asia and the Russian Federation. It specializes in construction of industrial and process facilities of diverse complexity. ERIELL GMBH (Austria) is an international oilfield service company. Mitsubishi Electric Russia LLC (Russia) is the world’s leading manufacturer of a full range of industrial automation equipment. Interpump (Germany) produces pumps and systems to be used in the food industry and for other industrial purposes. Pepper & Fuchs (Germany) is engaged in implementation of automation technologies, combination of cutting-edge technologies and integrated services for process optimization.
Permanent Exhibitors: JUMO GmbH & Co.KG (Germany) supplies controllers, regulating devices, indicators, normalizing transducers, intrinsic safety barriers, thermostats, etc. KROHNE (Germany) provides a full range of services for fabrication processes. Liebherr International Deutschland GmbH (Germany) is one of the world’s largest manufacturers of construction machinery.
The 2017 exposition will introduce the global market majors of oil and gas industry: LUKOIL (Russia) is one of the world’s largest vertically integrated oil and gas companies. Uzbekistan is one of the key regions where the company conducts its foreign operations in the area of exploration and production. SOCAR (Azerbaijan) is a State Oil Company of the Republic of Azerbaijan engaged in the search, exploration, and development of oil and gas fields within Azerbaijan; processing of oil, gas and gas condensate; transportation and marketing of crude oil and refined products in both domestic and international markets; natural gas supply to the population and to industrial facilities within the country. Turboden (Italy) is the global leader in the design, manufacture and maintenance of turbine generators based on the Organic Rankine Cycle. Pietro Fiorentini S.p.A (Italy) specializes in production of high-tech equipment and services intended for the distribution and use of natural gas, which ensure operation of the sources to supply clean and safe energy. United Engine Corporation (affiliated to Rostec State Corporation, Russia) is an integrated company specializing in the development, series production, and service maintenance of engines designed for the purposes of military and civil aviation, space programmes, navy, oil and gas industry, and energy sector. The Chevron MunaiGas plant (Kazakhstan) is a pioneer in the production of polyethylene pipes.
LNG-filing infrastructure will be represented at the exhibition by Beijing Prova Energy Holding Co., Ltd. (China) that is a globally renowned manufacturer of high-quality natural gas compressors and the basic equipment for gas filling stations. Censtar (China) will exhibit the complex solutions and equipment management systems for gas filling stations. For 24 years consecutively, the company has been retaining the leading position in terms of production and sales volume in the Chinese market, with an average market share of 42%. SIAD MACCHINE E IMPIANTI SPA (Italy) is a manufacturer and supplier of gas equipment. Chengdu Tianyi Natural Gas Compressor Manufacturing Co., Ltd. (China) is a supplier of equipment for NGV-refuelling compressor stations. Ko-Ung Cylinder (Uzbekistan) and Terabayt Texno Servis (Uzbekistan) will exhibit compressed natural gas equipment.
CIUZ (ITALIAN-UZBEK CHAMBER OF COMMERCE) will be represented by BONO ENERGIA which provides design, manufacture and service of industrial boilers and thermal oil boilers. MAIRE TECNIMONT is the leading designer and constructor; it is also a service provider in the field of technologies, licensing, and business development for utility companies around the world, with a special focus on the oil, gas, petrochemical, and fertilizer processing industries.
Uzbek exhibitors will include Shurtan Gas Chemical Complex JV LLC which is a producer of polyethylene, gas, gas condensate, and sulfur. Uz-Kor Gas Chemical is one of the Central Asia’s largest leading producers of polymer products manufactured with the use of advanced natural gas processing technologies in the Ustyurt region of the Republic of Uzbekistan. DATE TECHNOLOGIES represents in Uzbekistan the European and Russian leading manufacturers of professional industrial/emergency & rescue equipment, firefighting equipment for fire vehicles, and auxiliary equipment for accident rescue operations; it offers its customers a reliable and comprehensive task solutions. VBM Engineering is a mobile laboratory. It provides a full range of engineering services for all types of construction, including turn-key projects.
The proportion of the participants is as follows: 69% of the exhibitors are foreign companies and 31% are the domestic ones.
The opening of the 21st International Conference Global Oil & Gas Uzbekistan / OGU 2017 will take place May 17. The Conference theme for this year is ‘Key Development Prospects for the Future Growth of the Oil and Gas Industry in Uzbekistan.’
The practical session of young scientists on ‘Modern View on the Future of Oil and Gas Industry’ is worth mentioning as a separate point, which will be held May 17-19, 2017. At the plenary meetings, the recent graduates from the Tashkent Chemical Technology Institute (a branch of the Gubkin Russian State University of Oil and Gas in Tashkent) will discuss the role of young professionals in addressing urgent issues of Uzbekistan’s oil and gas sector development.
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The 21st International Conference Global Oil & Gas Uzbekistan / OGU 2017 will be held May 17 -18, 2017 in Tashkent. The Conference theme for this year is ‘Key Development Prospects for the Future Growth of the Oil and Gas Industry in Uzbekistan.’ The opening of the Conference will be held May 17.
400 representatives from Austria, Azerbaijan, Afghanistan, China, Czech Republic, France, Great Britain, Germany, Italy, Indonesia, Kazakhstan, Netherlands, Poland, Russia, Singapore, Switzerland, South Korea, Turkey, Ukraine, and Uzbekistan, have confirmed their attendance.
The Uzbekistan delegation is headed by Uzbekneftegaz NHC and its divisions, namely, Neftegazinvest subsidiary enterprise, Neftegazdepozit LLC, Uzneftegazodobycha JSC, Uzgeoburneftegaz, Uztransgaz JSC, Uznefteprodukt JSC, UzLITIneftegaz, and others.
The Conference keynote speaker: Alisher Sultanov, Chairman of the Board, Deputy Chairman of the Board of Governors of Uzbekneftegaz NHC.
VIP-speakers include: Rovnag Abdullaev, President, Socar; Gennadiy Shmal, President, Union of Oil and Gas Producers of Russia; Lord Gregory Barker, Chairman of the Board, Lydus Partner (Ex-Minister of Energy and Climate Change, UK), as well as the top management of the leading oil and gas companies: Andrew Woodhead, Regional Director for Europe and Central Asia, WorleyParsons; Bruce Douglas, Senior Vice President, Itron; Sandra Winter-Madsen, General Manager, Haldor Topsoe; Andy Beadle, Sales Director, Dresser Rand; A Siemens Business; Ilya Yuriev, Director for CIS countries, SAP; Yuri Skrynnik, Chief Managing Director, HMS Group MC LLC.
Success stories and the priorities for the further development of the oil and gas industry in Uzbekistan
Current state of Uzbekistan’s oil and gas facilities exploration and production: new efficient technologies and expanding the hydrocarbon resource base in Uzbekistan
Gas monetization: best practices of innovation technology implementation, alternative methods of natural gas processing, and prospects for further development of the gas industry in Uzbekistan
Prospects for the development of geological exploration, oil refining, and petrochemical industry in Uzbekistan
Alternative energy sources: renewable energy – increasing international cooperation in developing renewable energy projects
The reports will be made by the leaders of major companies, international unions, associations, chambers of commerce, and international financial corporations.
(Source: Press-service of Uzbekneftegaz National Holding Company)
A resolution of the President of Uzbekistan Shavkat Mirziyoyev has launched a radical reformation of the standardization and certification system. It ranks among important measures envisaged by the Actions Strategy, and is called to make the promotion of domestic products in foreign markets effective.
As noted by the document, Uzstandart Agency failed to comply with international requirements in its performance, and did not ensure the effective fulfillment of its functions. In particular, the work on adoption of international ISO standards was poorly organized. Their share in the national regulatory document stock was only 13%.
The Agency insufficiently assisted enterprises in terms of introducing international quality management systems, and the existing reference base did not allow full-scale metrological control of high-precision devices that are used in certain industries.
The resolution is called to remedy the situation in the sector. The program of integrated measures to further streamline and increase the efficiency of the Uzstandart Agency for 2017-2020, approved by the President, is going to be the ‘road map’ in this work.
The work will cover several major areas, including improvement of the legislative framework, further modernization and re-equipment of Agency’s testing laboratories and regional centers with modern high-precision measuring and testing equipment.
It is also planned to gradually adopt more than 2,000 international standards, double their share in the national regulatory documents stock, introduce international quality management systems at nine thousand domestic enterprises, and thereby increase their number by 4.6 times by 2020.
It is equally important to create conditions for international recognition of the results of tests by Uzstandart Agency laboratories, by accrediting them by the relevant organizations.
The head of state has also seriously changed the management system in the sector. For example, he approved an updated organizational structure of the Uzstandart agency, which envisages the establishment of state enterprises ‘Uzbek Accreditation Center for Conformity Assessment Bodies’ and ‘Uzbek National Metrology Institute’, as well as the reorganization of the ‘Republican Test and Certification Center’.
The first structure will deal with accreditation of conformity assessment bodies and metrological services in line with international standards, as well as with inspection control over compliance with established conditions and requirements. The second one will be responsible for the improvement and development of the National Reference Base, maintenance of measurement standards, the highest precision measuring instruments, their comparison at the international level, storage and transfer.
A specialized working group on promoting standardization, metrology, certification and coordination of the implementation of quality management systems was established to ensure the effective implementation of the approved program of measures.
According to experts, the implementation of all the objectives would increase the competitiveness of domestic products and eliminate technical barriers in foreign trade by bringing national standards in line with international requirements, and the widespread introduction of modern quality management systems.
(Source: «Uzbekistan Today» newspaper)
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