The consortium of Çalik Enerji Sanayi ve Ticaret A.Ş. (Turkey) and Çalik Enerji Swiss AG (Swiss Confederation) will build a Power Equipment Repair and Maintenance Center in Turkmenistan under a contract with the State Corporation “Turkmenenergo” of the Ministry of Energy of the country.
In accordance with the decree of the head of state, the facility will be commissioned in 2022. Currently, preparatory and construction works have begun.
The contractor will have to create the largest modern high-tech base in Central Asia for servicing, first of all, gas turbines with which power plants are equipped, to master the repair of electric generators, transformer substations of different capacities, electrical panels and other power equipment.
Currently, 32 gas turbines of various capacities manufactured by General Electric (USA) are operated at generating facilities of the Ministry of Energy of Turkmenistan alone.
Previously, gas turbines were serviced by General Electric. After commissioning, a specialized center will restore the nominal parameters of the equipment and replace spare parts. For this, several workshops will be built on the territory of the Buzmein State Power Plant on an area of more than 4000 square meters, which will be equipped with high-tech machines from leading manufacturers, including General Electric.
Under the contract, for the repair of gas turbines, the contractor will supply 16 sets of spare parts, which will create an exchange fund.
Due to the organization of service, timely and high-quality repairs, the reliability of gas turbines will increase, the time and cost of restoration work will be reduced, and new jobs will be created.