Russia to supply pipes for a gas turbine station in Lebap, which was supposed to be built in 2018

The Pipe Metallurgical Company (TMK) will supply the Turkmen State Concern Turkmengaz with 15,000 tons of high-tech pipes as part of a project to build a gas turbine power plant (GTES). The pipes will ensure the transportation of gas from existing fields in the country to the Zerger gas turbine power plant, which is being built in Lepab Velayat, the press center of TMK reports .

The pipes will be shipped by the Volzhsky Pipe and Chelyabinsk Pipe-Rolling Plants. It is reported that cooperation between the countries is developing within the framework of the program for the development of the oil and gas complex of Turkmenistan until 2030 and the program for expanding trade turnover between Russia and Turkmenistan. It is planned that the full delivery will be completed this year.

The contract for the implementation of the Zerger power plant construction project was signed in 2015 between Sumitomo Corporation and Turkmenenergo during the visit of Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe to Turkmenistan. Three Japanese-made gas turbines with a total design capacity of 432 MW will be installed at the GTPP. The station is designed to become the main source of electricity supplies from Turkmenistan to neighboring Afghanistan, the news release says.

Sumitomo Corporation press release dated October 26, 2016 reported that "this will be the first contract for the construction of a large-scale power plant, an order for which the Japanese company received in Turkmenistan." Its amount was approximately $ 300 million. Construction was planned to begin in 2015 and complete in 2018.

The document also states that in September 2015, the government of Turkmenistan entered into an agreement with the government of Afghanistan to export cheap gas-fired electricity there for 10 years, starting in 2018. “The power plant will be the main source of electricity for export to support the reconstruction of Afghanistan,” the company said.

Source: Chronicles of Turkmenistan