Construction of a ring power system begins in Turkmenistan
A large-scale project to create a ring power system is underway in Turkmenistan. The general contractor, Concern "Turkmenenergostroy", has begun work on the construction of reinforced concrete foundations for the Akhal-Balkan and Balkan-Dashoguz power lines. At the same time, construction of the Serdar-220 electrical substation began.
The first section of power system will be 450 kilometers long. In addition, the builders of the ring power system will have to install 560 kilometers of 500 kV overhead power transmission lines. Two 500/220/110 kV substations and two 220/110 kV substations with a will be commissioned.
As explained by the Concern's experts, to speed up the work, the entire route will be divided into several sections, where the contractor's divisions will simultaneously start installing high-voltage towers and transmission lines. The project provides for the installation of power transformers, circuit breakers, disconnectors, relay protection and automation - equipment manufactured according to European standards. Telemechanics, communications and SCADA systems for high-voltage power lines and substations will be installed by the Turkish company Çalik Enerji.
With the help of a concessional loan allocated by the Asian Development Bank, the construction project owner - the State Electric Power Corporation Türkmenenergo - entered into contracts and purchased equipment, materials and vehicles necessary for the construction of high-voltage power transmission lines and substations.
The implementation of a large-scale project is aimed at increasing energy efficiency and solving energy conservation problems, sustainable socio-economic development of the country's regions and increasing the export potential of the industry.