RHI to build Zerger Naturel Gas Power Plant in Chardzhev District of Lebap Region, Turkmenistan
The main contract for the Zerger Power Plant Project was signed by and between the Sumitomo Corporation and the Turkmenenergo State Power Corporation in 2015, during a visit to Turkmenistan by the Japanese Prime Minister, Shinzo Abe. The EPC contract between RHI and Sumitomo Corporation was signed in 2016.
A groundbreaking ceremony for the project was held on November 21, 2018. It was attended by the Turkmenistan Minister of Energy and Turkmenenergo State Power Corporation officials, as well as many Turkmenistan statesmen, representatives of Sumitomo Corporation – the main contractor and Mitsubishi Hitachi Power Systems (MHPS) – the manufacturer of the turbines supplied to the project. Dr. Erman Ilıcak, RHI President Alptekin Tizer, RHI Vice President Kaan Alkan, Turkmenistan Country Manager Mehmet Kayalar and Project Manager Ceyhun Filiz attended the ceremony on behalf of RHI.
The event featured national songs, dance compositions and sports performances based on traditions of Turkmenistan.
The project capacity is 432 MW. Three gas turbines, each with a capacity of 144 MW, will be manufactured by MHPS. Turkmenistan has previously used gas turbines manufactured by GE made in USA in its power plant projects. With this project, Japanese turbines will be used in Turkmenistan for the first time.