Generic electrification works.

UZBEKISTAN: Last month UTY completed electrification of the 114 km Toshkent Tukimachi – Angren line, the last diesel-worked route in the Toshkent area. Wiring was undertaken at a cost of US$85·4m funded by UTY and foreign sources including Germany’s KfW and the Kuwait Fund for Arab Economic Development.

Russian firm NPO Mostovik provided two bridges, a Chinese consortium of Cntic and EEB supplied the overhead electrical equipment, InterEng Messtechnik and ZTE of Germany signalling and telecoms, and Latvian firm Belam the Scada equipment.

UTY says completing its programme to electrify the Toshkent regional network will cut operating costs and offer environmental benefits.