Turkmenistan launches new power units from General Electric

Business Materials 15 December 2014 17:32 (UTC +04:00)

Ashgabat, Turkmenistan, Dec.15

By Huseyn Hasanov- Trend:

Two more units with a total capacity of 252.2 MW from the General Electric company have been commissioned at the Akhal gas turbine power plant in Ak Bugday etrap (district) of Akhal velayat (region) of Turkmenistan, which provides the capital with energy, the newspaper Neutral Turkmenistan said.

"With the opening of two more new power units, the total production capacity of the plant has now increased from 395.9 to 648.1 megawatts, which will allow increasing its contribution to the electricity supply of Akhal province and the capital," said the article.

The power plant has been fully computerized. Gas supply to the gas turbines is carried out by means of a gas distribution network, which provides an optimal level of pressure and temperature.
The newspaper said that local experts got qualified in France. Construction and installation work was performed by Turkish Calik Enerji by request of the Turkmenenergo state corporation.

It was reported that Calik Enerji got a large project in 2012 for improvement of the energy supply of the Turkmen capital Ashagabat. The project covers a five-year period. Its will be implemented in three stages.

Additionally, overhead power transmission lines will be constructed with all work to be completed in 2016.

The project envisages the involvement of subcontractors such as Schneider Electric, Siemens, General Electric and others that will deliver equipment, carry out commissioning work and training of professional staff.

Power generation is one of the leading sectors of Turkmenistan's national economy, which aims to fully satisfy the needs of industry, agriculture, and social sector, as well as to increase the volume of exports.

Edited by CN