On June 26, 2020, the government has launched a Request for Qualifications for the projects developed in consultations with the International Finance Corporation (IFC). The program is being carries out by the Ministry of Energy (MOE), with the support of the Ministry of Investments and Foreign Trade (MIFT) and the Public-Private Partnership Development Agency under the Ministry of Finance (PPPDA).
The site situated near the town of Shirin of Sirdarya region has been selected for the construction of a Combined Cycle Gas Turbine station with a capacity of 1250-1500 MW.
The government has been preparing an international tender with the assistance of IFC to attract and select a qualified private developer-investor for the Project, under the PPP Law. On March 5, 2020, 45 companies and consortia submitted their Expression of Interest (EOI) to participate in the tender. Those companies and consortia should now submit their qualification applications by September 26, 2020 (11 pm Tashkent Time).