Siemens to Equip Turkmen Gas Project
Turkmen state media reported on May 4 that Germany's Siemens had been hired to supply compressor units for a gas project in northeastern Turkmenistan.
The equipment, which includes SGT-300 and SGT-100 gas turbine drives, will be delivered to Lebapgazchykarysh, a subsidiary of Turkmengas that produces gas at a cluster of fields in the region. It will be used to improve gas supply to a processing complex at the Nayip field.
Siemens won the contract through an international tender, according to Turkmen media. The German firm has not published details of the deal and has not responded to a request by NGW for information.
Lebapgazchykarysh has produced 3bn m3 of gas and 21,000 mt of liquid hydrocarbonssince the start of the year from the Kukurtli, Malay, Bagadzha, Sakar, Chartak, Farab and Tajibay fields, according to state media.
Turkmenistan has the fifth largest proven gas reserves in the world, according to BP data, at 19.5 trillion m3. It produced 61.5bn m3 of gas in 2018, roughly half of which was pumped to China.