Today, a 432 MW gas turbine power plant was commissioned in the Chardzhov district of the Lebap velayat, which will increase the volume of electricity supplies to the countries of Central Asia, including Afghanistan, Uzbekistan and Kyrgyzstan. This was reported by the news program "Watan" Turkmen television.
Deputy Prime Minister Charymyrat Purchekov and State Minister of Economy, Trade and Industry of Japan Kiyoshi Ejima, who is in our country on a working visit, took part in the opening ceremony of the facility.
The project was implemented by the State Corporation "Turkmenenergo" of the Ministry of Energy of Turkmenistan in cooperation with foreign partners - companies Sumitomo Corporation and Mitsubishi Power Ltd (Japan), Rönesans Holding (Turkey).
The power plant is equipped with gas turbine units of the famous Japanese company Mitsubishi Power Ltd, whose technologies are used for the first time in the history of the electric power industry of our country. There are three 144 MW gas turbine generators installed here.
Before, all gas power plants in Turkmenistan were equipped with turbine units of the American company General Electric.
To date, the total capacity of all power plants operating in Turkmenistan is 6 511 MW.
The project was financed by the Japanese Bank for International Cooperation through a loan agreement with Foreign economic bank of Turkmenistan.
In a solemn atmosphere, the new facility of the Lebap State Power Plant was awarded the Certificate of the Sumitomo Corporation, certifying that this hydroelectric power station was the first in Central Asia to have installed M701DA gas turbines manufactured by Mitsubishi Power Ltd, as well as the Certificate of Innovative Technologies by the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology and Certificate "For Sustainability and Efficiency" of the Energy Institute "Max Plank" (Germany).
At the end of the ceremony, on behalf of the President of Turkmenistan, the specialists of the power station were handed the keys to new official vehicles.
Recall that the day before, during the meeting of President Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov with the State Minister of Economy, Trade and Industry of Japan Kiyoshi Ejima, it was noted that the commissioning of a new gas turbine power plant in Lebap will benefit not only Turkmenistan, but also the region, and will contribute to social economic development of Afghanistan.
Berdimuhamedov stressed that for many years now Turkmenistan has been supplying electricity to Afghanistan on preferential terms.