The President of Turkmenistan signed a resolution allowing the State Electric Power Corporation "Turkmenenergo" of the Ministry of Energy to conclude a contract with the consortium of companies alik Enerji Sanayi ve Ticaret A.Ş. (Turkey) and Çalik Enerji Swiss AG (Swiss Confederation) maintenance of power equipment on the territory of the Byzmein State Power Plant.
The contract also provides for the construction of external supply engineering communications. A separate contract will be signed by these entities for the purchase of spare parts for gas turbines.
It is prescribed to begin construction work in June 2019, and to hand over the Center with full readiness for operation - in June 2022.
Vice-Chairman Minister Charymyrat Purchekov reported to the President on the work done on the preparation of this contract at a government meeting held last Friday.
The Vice-Chairman, in particular, reported that currently 12 power plants with a design capacity of 6,721.6 megawatts are operating in Turkmenistan. At these sites involved 36 gas and 12 steam turbines.
According to the “Concept of development of the electricity industry of Turkmenistan for 2013–2020,” it is planned to build the Center for repair and maintenance of power equipment, which will allow for timely work at power plants, increase the professionalism of specialists, and increase the volume of exported electricity.
The Vice Prime Minister presented to the attention of the head of state a layout of the Center, which includes administrative, maintenance, service buildings, a warehouse, a room for chemical analysis and repair, as well as technical facilities and a parking lot. This facility is planned to be built on the territory of the Buzmein State Power Plant on an area of 2.60 hectares.
As the President stressed, in accordance with the technological standards, the existing equipment of power plants, after working off the deadlines determined by the manufacturer, needs to be replaced or repaired. Timely scheduled work is an important condition for the stable operation of these stations and the normalized power generation.
By signing the decree, the President emphasized the importance of the timely implementation of repair and restoration work at the country's hydropower plants.