U.S. firm to conduct monitoring at Turkmen refinery

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Ashgabat, Turkmenistan, March 20
By Huseyn Hasanov - Trend:

The Turkmenbashi complex of oil refineries will conclude a contract to carry out a monitoring surveillance plan with General Electric International Inc. (U.S.) in accordance with Turkmen President Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov's decree, the Turkmen Ministry of Petroleum and Mineral Resources reported on March 20.

The deal will be self-funded by the refinery, according to the report.

The matter rests in rendering the services to monitor the high-temperature gas lines and overhaul of the refinery's gas turbine power station, as well as to purchase spare parts for the power station.

The monitoring will be carried out in accordance with the Turkmen oil and gas sector development programme for the period up to 2030.

General Electric is Turkmenistan's partner, providing the country's large industrial enterprises with gas turbine generators.

The Turkmenbashi complex includes two refineries in Sadie and Turkmenbashi. The latter is the largest enterprise in the country. It has been reconstructed since the 1990s by companies from Germany, Iran, Israel, the U.S, Turkey, France and Japan.

Turkmenistan plans to bring the oil refining industry's capacity to 15 million tons per year in 2015 and up to 20 million tons of oil per year in 2020.

Translated by NH
Edited by SM

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