Japanese company to build power plant in Turkmenistan
Ashgabat, Turkmenistan, Oct. 21
By Huseyn Hasanov- Trend:
The Turkmenenergo State Corporation will sign a contract with the Japanese Sumitomo Corporation for the design and construction of a gas turbine power station with a capacity of 432 MW in the Serdarabat district of the Lebap region of Turkmenistan.
The corresponding decree was signed by Turkmen President Gurbanguly Berdimuhammadov.
It was earlier reported that Turkmenistan exports over 2.8 billion kilowatt hours of electricity to neighboring countries per year. This figure accounts for around 15 percent of the total volume of electricity production in the country.
Earlier it was reported that a work is underway in Turkmenistan to expand the electricity export to Afghanistan, Iran and Turkey.
The possibilities of directing the electricity to Tajikistan, Kazakhstan, Pakistan and the countries in the Caucasus are also being explored.
Turkmenistan plans to increase the electricity generation to 27.4 billion kilowatts hours by 2020 and to 35.5 billion kilowatt hours by 2030.
Edited by CN