The compressor station Bagtyyarlyk was inaugurated today in Hodzhambaz district of Lebap province in the east of Turkmenistan. The compressor station will significantly increase the volume of exports of natural gas to China via the transnational gas pipeline Turkmenistan-Uzbekistan-Kazakhstan-China. The new facility is worth over Euro 132 million. It was built by Belgian company Eneks.
As Turkmen President Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov said at the opening ceremony, the compressor station Bagtyyarlyk is capable of pumping 60 million cubic meters of gas per day, which will significantly increase the supply of gas in the Turkmenistan - China transport network.
It should be recalled that the Turkmenistan-Uzbekistan-Kazakhstan-China gas pipeline running for over 7 thousand kilometers was inaugurated in December 2009 with the participation of the presidents of all member countries. The main supplier of gas is Turkmenistan who concluded a 30-year agreement with China for the supply of 30-40 billion cubic meters gas a year. The design capacity of the pipeline - 40 billion cubic meters of gas - will be achieved by 2015.