Ashgabat, Turkmenistan, May 25
By Huseyn Hasanov– Trend:
The Turkmenenergo State Electric Power Corporation will sign a new contract with Turkish company Calik Enerji, Trend reports with reference to the published presidential decree.
The contract will be signed for the construction of an equipment service center on the territory of the Buzmei electric power plant with external supply engineering communications and the purchase of spare parts for gas turbine units.
The document prescribes to start the construction work in June 2019 and the commissioning of the center with full readiness for operation in June 2022.
Earlier it was reported that the total volume of electricity generated in Turkmenistan is planned to be increased up to 33 billion kilowatt-hours by 2024, which is nearly 30 percent more compared to the plans for 2018.
Turkmenistan sells electricity to Afghanistan and Iran. Ashgabat also reviews the prospects for supplying electricity to the markets of the Caucasian, Central Asian and South Asian countries.
There are 12 power plants with design capacity of 6,721.6 megawatts in Turkmenistan. These facilities involve 36 gas and 12 steam turbines.