Turkmenistan, Ashgabat, Sept. 18 / Trend H. Hasanov /
Turkish company Calik Enerji Sanayi ve Ticaret A.S. will implement a project to improve Ashgabat's energy supply, an official Turkmen source said today.
The project covers five years. It will be implemented in three stages.
Around 60 substations will be connected to the energy system. The Turkish company will sign a contract with Ashgabat's administration.
The Turkmen government reported that Turkmen President Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov has recently received the chairman of the Calık Holding board of directors Ahmet Chalik.
"At this stage, it is required to ensure the stable power supply of the main city," the president said. "This primarily involves increasing capacity."
The project involves sub-contractors, such as Schneider Electric, Siemens, General Electric, and ABB, and others that will supply equipment, conduct start-up operations, train staff.
Power engineering is one of the leading sectors of the national economy, which aims to satisfy the needs of Turkmen industry, agriculture, social sector, and increase the volume of exports.
The transport capacity at this stage allows the country to export electricity to Afghanistan, Iran, Turkey, Central Asia.