Japan to provide consulting services for Turkmen gas-to-gasoline plant

Oil&Gas Materials 18 January 2020 12:47 (UTC +04:00)
Japan to provide consulting services for Turkmen gas-to-gasoline plant

ASHGABAT, Turkmenistan, Jan. 18

By Huseyn Hasanov – Trend:

Turkmengas State Concern of Turkmenistan will conclude a contract with the Japanese Kawasaki Heavy Industries, Ltd. for the provision of consulting services for the management of a gas-to-gasoline (GTG) plant, Trend reports referring to the decree of Turkmenistan’s president.

The contract provides for the management of the plant for the production of gasoline from natural gas in the Ovadan Depe area, located in Turkmenistan’s Ahal province near Ashgabat, the capital.

The plant can process over 1.7 billion cubic meters of natural gas and produce 600,000 tons of RON 92 gasoline, 12,000 tons of diesel fuel and 115,000 tons of liquefied gas in a year.

The GTG plant has been operating since June 2019.

The implementation of this project has become an important milestone in the diversification and development of not only the national economy, but also the entire world oil and gas industry, which is confirmed by certificates and prestigious awards of international organizations, Turkmen Dovlat Habarlary stated.

The unique technology for obtaining automotive fuel from natural gas, developed for the plant by the Danish catalysis company Haldor Topsoe, allows producing high quality products with the lowest energy consumption and minimal environmental impact.

The project worth $1.7 billion was carried out via investments of the Japanese side and Turkmengas’ funds. Kawasaki was the project contractor in a consortium with Turkish Ronesans Holding.

Earlier, it was stated that a project for the construction of GTG’s second stage is being designed.