GE has reached an agreement with Çalik Enerji, one of the top-performing energy companies in Turkmenistan, to provide aeroderivative gas turbine technology and equipment for the construction of three power plants.
GE has identified Turkmenistan as a major producer of natural gas and an ideal location to operate its LM6000 aeroderivative gas turbines. The industrial power generator gas turbines are a lighter, but powerful, option for power generation, especially for natural gas processing stations. The three power plants that will be constructed in Turkmenistan include Ashgabat, which will receive two LM6000-PF units and one LM6000-PC unit; Mary, which will receive three LM6000-PC units; and Lehab, which will receive three LM6000-PF units.
“As the first project in Turkmenistan using our aeroderivative technology to produce power in power plants, Çalık Enerji is leading the way in helping to address the increasing power demands in the country using proven technology, ” said Darryl Wilson, vice president and chief commercial officer of distributed power for GE Power & Water. “The flexibility, fast-start capabilities and overall performance of our LM6000 units will help provide reliable on-site power for the region.”