Turkmenistan to launch new power transmission line to Turkmen-Afghan border

Turkmenistan to launch new power transmission line to Turkmen-Afghan border

BAKU, Azerbaijan, January 9

By Jeila Aliyeva - Trend:

Turkmenistan will launch a new 500 kV power transmission line from the Kerki power plant of the Lebap region to the Turkmen-Afghan border in the near future, Trend reports with reference to the State News Agency of Turkmenistan.

The launch of the new power plant will significantly increase the volume of electricity supplied from Turkmenistan to neighboring Afghanistan.

In addition to the above-mentioned power transmission line, it is also planned to put into operation a number of other large industrial and social facilities in 2021.

Thus, an interdepartmental commission consisting of representatives of various ministries and industry departments of the country was sent to the regions to get acquainted with the progress of work being carried out at the facilities.

The country considered work plans and delivery dates from abroad of materials and equipment necessary for the completion of construction on time and with high quality.

Turkmenistan traditionally supplies electricity to the northern regions of Afghanistan on preferential terms, and with the completion of the construction of additional power plants and infrastructure facilities, export supplies to the neighboring state will increase even more.

The technology used at the power plants in Turkmenistan’s Lebap province was developed by the US General Electric (GE) company.

The equipment was supplied to the Lebap gas turbine power plant with a capacity of 149.2 megawatts per year in Chardzhou district and Watan gas turbine power plant with a capacity of 254 megawatts in Dovletli district.

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