New thermal power plant commissioned in Turkmenistan
Ashgabat, Turkmenistan, Sept.14
By Huseyn Hasanov- Trend:
A new gas-turbine thermal power plant has been commissioned in Derweze district of Turkmenistan's Ahal province, 'Neutral Turkmenistan' newspaper reported Sept.14.
The new power plant is able to meet the electricity demand of the province and Ashgabat city, according to the report.
The power plant with the total installed capacity of 504.4 megawatt was constructed by Turkish Calik Enerji Sanayi ve Ticaret A.S.
The new thermal power plant, located on the area of 32 hectares, is a complex of modern technological facilities. The main facilities among them are four powerful gas-turbine plants GE 9E produced by the US General Electric company. Their capacity is 126.1 megawatt each.
After commissioning these gas-turbine plants, it will be possible to generate 12 million kilowatt hours of electricity per day, said the newspaper.
Reportedly, this electricity will be delivered to substations via the power transmission lines of 110 and 220 kilovolt in order to meet the electricity demand of the province and the capital.
Taking into account the Derweze thermal power plant, 47 turbines, including 30 gas, 14 steam and three water turbines operate in 12 power plants in Turkmenistan. The total capacity of these turbines is 5178.6 megawatt.
Currently, construction of a power plant with the capacity of 254 megawatt is underway in Beyik Turkmenbashi district of Lebap province.
Edited by SI