Japanese Corporation to Supply Turkmenistan’s Power Plant With Control Systems

Japanese Corporation to Supply Turkmenistan’s Power Plant With Control Systems
Zerger power plant will be the main source of electricity for the power transmission line that will run to Afghanistan.

Yokogawa Turkey Industrial Automation Solutions A.S., a subsidiary of Tokyo-based Yokogawa Electric Corporation, has won an order to provide a control system and field instruments for the Zerger gas-fired power plant in Turkmenistan, according to the Japanese corporation’s Wednesday press release.

The company said the order was received from Renaissance Heavy Industries, a major Turkish construction company involved in the construction of this plant for Türkmenenergo, a state-owned power utility in Turkmenistan, adding that “this is Yokogawa's first control systems order for a power plant in this country.”

According to the document, to aid in the reconstruction of Afghanistan, the Turkmen government concluded an agreement for the supply of electricity to the country for a ten-year period, beginning in 2018. The main source of this electricity will be the Zerger power plant, which will generate power using locally-sourced natural gas.

“To monitor and control the plant's three gas turbines and auxiliary facilities, Yokogawa will provide the CENTUM VP integrated production control system, DPharp EJA series differential pressure and pressure transmitters, and YTA610 temperature transmitters,” the company said in the press release, adding that it “will complete work on this project by September of this year.”

Yokogawa had opened a sales and after-sales office in Turkmenistan in August 2015, which provides support services.

Zerger power plant, located in Lebap velayat’s Charjev etrap in the northeastern Turkmenistan, will be a simple cycle gas turbine power plant that will have three gas turbines with a combined capacity of approximately 400 MW. Sumitomo Corporation is the prime engineering, procurement and construction contractor for this project, and the plant's turbines and generators are being supplied by Mitsubishi Hitachi Power Systems (MHPS).