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GE Turbines for Northern Turkmenistan

Posted on June 15, 2006

GE Energy announced it will supply two MS9171E gas turbines, each rated at 127.1 MW, along with DLN emissions systems, turbine control systems, training, and technical assistance for erection and commissioning for a new combined-cycle power plant that will produce electricity for Dashoguz, a northern province of Turkmenistan. The two gas turbines will be manufactured at GE Energy’s facilities in Belfort, France and shipped to the project site in October of this year. The Dashoguz plant is scheduled to enter commercial operation in June of 2007, using local natural gas as the primary fuel.

The project is part of a national program for the continuing economic development of Turkmenistan, and is designed to enhance the country’s power independence. Calik Enerji Fze of Dubai is the lead contractor for the project. The plant will be owned and operated by Dashoguzenergo Production Association, under the management of Turkmenenergo Power Cooperation of the Ministry of Power Engineering and Industry of Turkmenistan.

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