Turkmenistan to launch first natural gas to gasoline plant in December 2018

ASHGABAT (TCA) — A large gas chemical plant for production of gasoline from natural gas is under construction in Ovadandepe in Turkmenistan, at the 32nd kilometer of Ashgabat–Dashoguz motor road, the Golden Age Newspaper reported.

According to the state gas concern Turkmengaz, the processing of natural gas into gasoline will be carried out at this unique high-technology facility for the first time in the world practice. This GTG (gas to gasoline) project, based on the technology of Danish company Haldor Topsoe, will allow processing of 1 billion 785 million cubic meters of natural gas and produce 600 thousand tons of A-92 gasoline meeting the requirements of Euro-5 standard. Synthetic fuel will not have neither sulfur nor nitrogen organic components that affect the environment.

The consortium of Kawasaki Heavy Industries, Ltd. (Japan) and Rönesans Endüstri Tesisleri Inşaat Sanaýi ve Tiçaret Anonim Şirketi (Turkey), which have a contract with Turkmengaz for the construction of the plant, has committed to start the production at the end of 2018.

The plant has received the reactors from the license holder, Haldor Topsоe, and Kawasaki Heavy Industries, Ltd. Large compressors were supplied by Mitsubishi, program software by Yokogawa, diesel power packs from German heavy engineering company MAN, and pumping equipment was delivered by American, Korean and French manufacturers. The latest equipment from Holland, Korea, India, Great Britain, and Sweden is installed at the plant.

More than 700 foreign specialists and 4,700 workers and engineers from different regions of Turkmenistan are working on the construction site.

Commissioning of the plant is planned in December 2018.


Times of Central Asia