South Korea to take part in gas-fired power plant construction in Turkey
Azerbaijan, Baku, May 17 / Trend, A.Taghiyeva /
Turkish company D-Enerji and South Korean companies KOSEP and SK E&C have signed an agreement for the construction of a new gas-fired power plant in the Buyukefe district of the Turkish Aydin Province, the Milliyet newspaper reported on Friday.
According to the newspaper, the project cost amounts to $175 million. The power plant's capacity will be 141 megawatt. It is expected that construction of the gas-fired power plant will be completed in 2016.
According to the report, total investments of D-Enerji and South Korean KOSEP and SK E&C in Turkey's energy sector will amount to $1.5 billion in the near future.
Earlier, in its report the Turkish state-owned electricity transmission company (TEIAS) reported that electric power production in Turkey in the first quarter of 2013 decreased by 5.2 per cent amounting to 58.8 billion kWh compared to the same period in 2012.
Electricity consumption fell by 2.4 per cent in January-March 2013 compared to the same period of 2012, amounting to 60.5 billion kWh.
Electric power exports from Turkey constituted 185 million kWh in the first of quarter of the current year, a reduction of 84 per cent.