Turkish company to modernize power plant in Turkmenistan
Ashgabat, Turkmenistan, March 4
By Huseyn Hasanov – Trend:
Following an international tender, Turkey’s Calik Enerji Sanayi ve Ticaret A.S. will modernize the power plant in Mary city in southern Turkmenistan, Trend reports with reference to the local TV channel “Turkmenistan”.
The modernization project includes the repair of turbines and the purchase of necessary spare parts, equipment, materials and chemicals. After carrying out the relevant work, the capacity of the power plant will increase from 650 to 1,000-1,200 megawatts, and this will make it possible to increase the export potential of the industry, the report said.
In September 2018, a combined gas-steam power plant with a capacity of 1,574 megawatts was commissioned on the territory of the Mary power plant in southern Turkmenistan.
The project was implemented by the Turkish company Calik Enerji Sanayi ve Ticaret A.S. with the participation of the US company General Electric.
The new combined cycle power plant is designed to generate 12.6 billion kilowatt-hours of electricity per year.
It was expected that the project will ensure the growing energy consumption in the country and increase the export of electricity. At this stage, Turkmenistan supplies electricity to Afghanistan and Iran.