Turkmenistan to Further Modernize Its Energy Sector

BUSINESS TURKMENISTAN
Turkmenistan to Further Modernize Its Energy Sector
Ahal-Balkan and Balkan-Dashoguz high-voltage power lines will be built in Turkmenistan.

President of Turkmenistan Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov signed Decrees on Friday regarding the country's oil and gas, and electricity industries.

Turkmen President signed the Decree according to which the Turkmengaz State Concern is authorized to conclude a contract with the Malaysian Serba Dinamik Sdn.Bhd company on procurement of the necessary equipment for the construction of the Turkmen section of the Turkmenistan-Afghanistan-Pakistan-India (TAPI) pipeline, the telemechanics, communications and SCADA systems, as well as the set of equipment for the gas-measuring unit.

The document prescribed to begin work in January 2020 and hand over the facilities with full readiness for operation in December 2022.

According to another Presidential Decree, the Turkmenenergo State Power Industry Corporation of the Turkmen Ministry of Energy is authorized to conclude contracts with the foreign companies for the procurement of the necessary equipment, materials and techniques for the construction of Ahal-Balkan and Balkan-Dashoguz high-voltage power lines and stations.

The Turkmenenergo State Power Industry Corporation was also authorized to conclude a contract with the Turkish Çalik Enerji Sanayi ve Ticaret A.Ş. on projecting, supply, assembling and commissioning of the telemechanics, communications and SCADA systems of the electric power transmission lines.