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UAE's Masdar wins Uzbek Sherabad solar power plant tender

Abu Dhabi Future Energy Company, also known as Masdar, has won the tender to build a 457 megawatt photovoltaic solar power plant in the Sherabad district of Uzbekistan's Surkhandarya province, the Central Asian nation's energy ministry said on Wednesday.

TASHKENT, June 2 (Reuters) - Abu Dhabi Future Energy Company, also known as Masdar, has won the tender to build a 457 megawatt photovoltaic solar power plant in the Sherabad district of Uzbekistan's Surkhandarya province, the Central Asian nation's energy ministry said on Wednesday.

Masdar made the lowest bid of $0.018045/kWh on the Sherabad solar tender, placing it well ahead of four other competitors.

The project is part of a wider programme to construct solar plants with total capacity of 1 gigawatt, backed by the Asian Development Bank.

(Reporting by Mukhammadsharif Mamatkulov Writing by Olzhas Auyezov Editing by David Goodman )

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