SOCAR reveals its plans on Turkey in 2017
Baku, Azerbaijan, Feb. 20
By Orkhan Quluzade – Trend:
SOCAR Turkey (a subsidiary of Azerbaijan’s state oil company SOCAR in Turkey) plans to start the commissioning of the Petkim wind farm on the Aliaga peninsula in western Turkey in 2017, Head of SOCAR Turkey Energy Zaur Gahramanov said in his interview with the Energy Business magazine.
Completing the construction will allow to meet 12 percent of the Petkim complex’s demand in electricity.
The cost of the project is 55 million euros. The commissioning of the Petkim wind farm will help to not only provide the peninsula with electricity, but also will become a serious contribution to the development of alternative energy in Turkey. The work on the wind farm’s construction is being conducted by France’s Alstom company. The wind farm will provide all strategic projects of Petkim with electricity.
SOCAR Turkey’s plans for 2017 also includes the completion of the second phase of the Petlim container port’s construction, major part of construction and engineering work at the Star refinery.
The work on the first phase of the Petlim port’s construction was completed in December 2016 and the cargo terminal with the capacity of 1.5 million TEUs has started commercial operations. Meanwhile, the cargo capacity totals 800,000 TEUs after the first phase. Turkish petrochemical complex Petkim and the Dutch APM Terminals inked an agreement for the construction of the Petlim port in March 2013.
Gahramanov also noted that the company plans to start operations within the Trans Anatolian Natural Gas Pipeline (TANAP) project until late 2017.
TANAP project envisages transportation of gas from Azerbaijan’s Shah Deniz field to the western borders of Turkey.
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