Completion of Mary-3 CCGT enables Turkmenistan to export more power
The 1,574 MW Mary-3 combined cycle power plant in Turkmenistan is now fully operational and ready to export electricity to neighbouring Afghanistan, Iran, Turkey and even to Pakistan if a new power transmission line is built. The facility was built in order to help Turkmenistan boost its electricity exports by 3 TWh from the current 3.3 TWh, diversify its exports and increase its currency earnings.
The US$1.2bn Mary-3 CCGT project includes four single fuel multi-shaft gas turbines and two steam turbines supplied by General Electric (GE). The construction started in July 2015 and the engineering, procurement and construction (EPC) works were carried out by Turkey's Çalık Enerji.