National Academy of Sciences of Belarus


NAS of Belarus and China Energy Engineering Corporation Limited to cooperate in field of smart electricity networks

On 15 June 2018, the National Academy of Sciences of Belarus and China Energy Engineering Corporation Limited signed a memorandum of understanding. The document was signed by Chairman of the NASB Presidium Vladimir Gusakov and Chairman of the Board of the Chinese company Wang Jianping.

According to the document, the parties agreed to collaborate across a broad range of disciplines of fundamental and applied research and work together to commercialize research output. Belarusian and Chinese specialists will develop cooperation in strategic planning, joint research and training of personnel in order to implement innovations in providing service platforms and technical support for the process of building smart electricity networks.

Belarusian and Chinese researchers intend to cooperate in the field of smart electricity networks, smart neighborhoods, smart farms, and smart cities. Today, the parties also agreed to exchange visits on the level of top officials and individual scientists, to publish jointly research findings, and to inform each other about national research projects.

Speaking about the importance of the document signed, Vladimir Gusakov suggested that Belarus and China team up to implement a smart home project. “We have already developed design documents on the construction of a smart home in Belarus. We could run this project together,” he noted. Besides that, Vladimir Gusakov invited Chinese partners to collaborate in the field of alternative energy, development of a supercapacitor, water purification systems, LED equipment, etc.

As Chairman of the Board of China Energy Engineering Corporation Limited Wang Jianping underlined during negotiations, the Chinese partner is particularly interested in cooperation in the field of power engineering. “Connection of science and economy gives a powerful impetus to the development of the society. And we are especially happy that the NAS of Belarus is also involved in the implementation of the Belt and Road Initiative,” he added.

China Energy Engineering Corporation Limited is one of the world's biggest power engineering companies. It is one of the Top 500 world enterprises and the central company managed by the State-owned Assets Supervision and Administration Commission of the State Council of China. The company is now employing 140,000 people. It provides a full range of services including consultations for energy projects planning, exploration and design, construction, equipment manufacturing, maintenance and operation. It also implements engineering services covering energy, water, transport, municipal government, industrial and civil construction services through PPP + EPC and other business models, and providing integrated solutions for global customers. The company has resident offices in Belarus and is involved in a number of large-scale projects.