The State concern “Turkmengas” intends to continue a mutually beneficial partnership with the Danish company “Haldor Topsoe”. Myratgeldi Meredov, Vice Chairman of the Cabinet of Ministers, reported on these plans at an expanded government meeting held last Friday by President of Turkmenistan Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov.


As noted, “Haldor Topsoe” is a partner of the SC “Turkmengas” in the modernization of the domestic oil and gas complex, the introduction of advanced methods, innovations and technologies.


During the government meeting, a draft Memorandum of Understanding between SC “Turkmengas” and “Haldor Topsoe” was submitted to the President for consideration.


After hearing the report, Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov noted the potential for developing international partnerships in the field of natural gas processing. Focusing on the need to continue coordinated work in this direction, the head of state addressed the Deputy Prime Minister a number of specific instructions to step up partnership with leading oil and gas companies.


It is worth noting that Haldor Topsoe’s innovative TIGAS technology was used for the first time on an industrial scale in a natural gasoline gas plant put into operation last summer in the Akhal region. This innovation, combined with high-performance catalysts, ensures the production of environmentally friendly automotive fuel that meets Euro-5 requirements.


The plant, built under the contract of SC “Turkmengas” with a consortium of Kawasaki Hemi Indastriz (Japan) and Renessans (Turkey), is designed to process 1 billion 785 million cubic meters of “blue fuel” and produce 600 thousand tons of Eco-93 gasoline as well as 12 thousand tons of diesel fuel and 115 thousand tons of liquefied natural gas per year.


During the visit of the Turkmen delegation led by President Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov to Japan in October, SC “Turkmengas” signed a Memorandum of Understanding with a group of Japanese companies “Kawasaki Heavy Industries Ltd.” and “Sojitz Corporation”, which provides for the design and construction of the second complex the current gasoline plant through gas processing.