Addressing participants at the inauguration of two new gas compressor stations in the north of Turkmenistan - Deryalyk and Yylanly, Gurbanbuly Berdimuhammedov praised the work of the specialists of the joint-stock company "Sumskoy machine manufacturing scientific and production association named after M.V.Frunze", information-business center Turkmenbusiness.org reports. It should be noted that the Ukrainian partners built compressor stations worth US $ 180 million on order of Turkmengas state concern.
The president emphasized that Turkmenistan is interested in continuing long-term cooperation with Ukraine, particularly in the oil and gas sector. The head of state called two new gas compressors "symbols of Turkmen-Ukrainian friendship, fraternity and reliable partnership."
Presents were awarded to the best Ukrainian constructors. The president of Turkmenistan also awarded Galkynysh (Revival) medal to the board chairman of the company, Vladimir Lukyanenko, "in recognition of his personal contribution as the head of the largest industrial association of the friendly country, the cooperation with which has been continuing for over ten years."
Gurbanguly Berdimuhammedov expressed confidence that the company would participate in construction of a compressor station with the capacity of 2 billion cubic meters of gas on the Caspian Sea coast. It will utilize associated gas from the offshore fields. Apart from that, the Ukrainian partners got an offer to build a compressor station at Nayyp. This facility would increase Turkmenistan's gas export capacities by 1,5 billion cubic meters.