Construction of new power plant in Turkmenistan’s Lebap region wraps up

Oil&Gas Materials 31 August 2021 13:34 (UTC +04:00)
Construction of new power plant in Turkmenistan’s Lebap region wraps up

BAKU, Azerbaijan, Aug. 31

By Klavdiya Romakayeva - Trend:

Construction work, installation of power plants, switchgears and commissioning work have been completed at a new gas turbine power plant on the territory of the State Power Plant in Turkmenistan’s Lebap region, Trend reports referring to Turkmen media.

According to the information, the new gas turbine station was built by specialists from the Japanese Sumitomo Corporation.

In addition, the new generating facility consists of three gas turbine units from the Japanese Mitsubishi Hitachi Power Systems, each with a capacity of 144 MW.

Also, the project was financed by the Japanese Bank for International Cooperation through a loan agreement with the State Bank for Foreign Economic Affairs of Turkmenistan.

The commissioning of the new hydroelectric power station will create the necessary technical conditions for uninterrupted power supply to the developing economy of the eastern region of the country, create new jobs, and also become the main source of electricity that will be exported to neighboring countries.

The power plant, with a capacity of 432 MW, will become the tenth generating facility built in the country since the turn of the century, with a total capacity of 6,511 MW.

“The commissioning of the power plant will be another step towards the fulfillment of plans that provide for bringing the total annual volume of electricity produced in Turkmenistan to 33 billion kilowatt-hours over the next seven years,” the message said.


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