Çalık Enerji, which operated within the body of Çalık Holding witht 6 power plants in Turkmenistan, won anotehr tender for 2 power plants.
Turkmenistan with rich natural gas resources meets the electricity need through gas turbine power plants. Therefore, the Turkmen government has constructed such power plants throughout the country. Power plants projects of Turkmenistan were assumed by a Turkish company.
Çalık Enerji company will construct two power plants in Ahal, Turkmenistan. The contact was signed by the President Gurbanguli Berdimuhamedov.
One of the power plants to be constructed by the Turkish company will be equipped with the capacity of 252,2 megawatt and located in Ak Bugday, Ahal while the other one will run on an installed capacity of 504,4 megawatt in Derveze, Ahal. The construction will be kicked off in July. One of the power plants will be delivered to the state in December 2014 and the other one in December 2015.
The Turkish company was previously awarded with contracts of 3 minor power plants.
The Turkmen government will make an investment worth over USD 5 billion until 2020 in order to increase electricity export by 5 times. The power plants are constructed in line with this purpose.
10 power plants and 32 turbines (14 steam turbines, 15 natural gas turbines and 3 water turbines) are currently in service in Turkmenistan. Turkmenistan exports electricity to Iran and Afghanistan. Additionally, the state has been seeking ways to export electricity to Tajikistan, Pakistan and Armenia.
Meanwhile, Turkmenistan ranks the first among top countries with the highest number of projects assumed by Turkish contracting sector in 2013. The total value of 28 projects assumed in Turkmenistan within the first half of the year 2013 amounted to USD 4,8 billion.