Ashgabat, Turkmenistan, Sept. 17
By Huseyn Hasanov – Trend:
The technology used at the power plants in Turkmenistan’s Lebap province was developed by the US company General Electric (GE), Trend reports referring to the Neutral Turkmenistan newspaper.
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.
The operation of ultramodern equipment and complex technological processes is thoroughly controlled and managed by dispatchers via using computer technology.
The Lebap province is developing: a cement plant and a mining plant for the production of potash fertilizers were commissioned in this province, the report said.
The biggest “Kerki-500” substation was commissioned in southern Lebap province in 2015. Previously, 110 kilovolts were supplied to Afghanistan’s nearest Andhoy province through a power line stretching 62.7 kilometers. Presently, electricity with higher voltage is being supplied steadily from the Mary power station.
The construction of the most powerful gas turbine power plant in the region with an annual capacity of 432 megawatts has been launched in Chardzhou district. A corresponding contract was concluded between Turkmen Energy state corporation and Sumitomo Corporation, which plans to provide the power plant with Japanese equipment.