Gökdepe District

Gökdepe District
Gökdepe etraby
Country Turkmenistan
RegionAhal Region
CapitalGökdepe
Government
 • häkimOguljemal Nedirowna Şahanowa[1]
Time zoneUTC+5 (+5)

Gökdepe District (Turkmen: Gökdepe etraby, Гɵкдепе этрабы) is a district of Ahal Region, Turkmenistan.[2][3]

Economy

Agriculture, Food, and Feed

Farms in the district produce wheat and cotton. Cotton seed is crushed for extraction of oil and meal at the Ahal Vegetable Oil Enterprise plant near Ovadandepe.[4] It was opened on 17 May 2010 with a design capacity to process 96,000 tons of cotton seed per year, with daily production of 50 tons of cottonseed oil, 10 tons of margarine, and 140 tons of cottonseed meal nad 70 tons of soybean hulls.[5]

Industry

On June 28, 2019, a $1.7 billion factory for producing gasoline out of natural gas was commissioned in Ovadandepe, Gökdepe District. Built by Rönesans and Kawasaki using technology from Haldor Topsoe, the factory has a design capacity of 600,000 tonnes of gasoline, 12,000 tonnes of Diesel fuel, and 115,000 tonnes of liquefied petroleum gas per year, produced from 1.7 billion cubic meters of natural gas.[6][7][8][9][10]

In 2019, Turkmenistan produced 5.1 million standard square meters (4mm thickness) of sheet glass, all of it in Ahal.[11] A $375 million float glass and glass container plant built by Tepe Inşaat of Turkey was opened February 14, 2018, in Ovadandepe north of Ashgabat.[12][13][14] It replaced a Soviet-era glass factory located in central Ashgabat. In 2019, the value of Turkmenistan's glass exports as reported by trading partners was $9.5 million.[15]

A steel smelter, Türkmen Demir Önümleri Döwlet Kärhanasy (English: Turkmen Iron Products State Enterprise), operating on scrap metal is located at kilometer 22 on the Ashgabat-Dashoguz Automobile Highway near Ovadandepe. It produces mainly rebar and channel iron.[16][17][18]

The Derweze State Electrical Power Station (Turkmen: Derweze Döwlet Elektrik Stansiýasy), a 504.4 megawatt power plant built by Çalık Enerji in 2015, is located near Ovadandepe.[19][20]

Government installations

The Ovadandepe Prison is located approximately 30 kilometers NNW of G. Orazow adyndaky oba, the seat of the Ovadandepe Rural Council (Turkmen: Owadandepe geňeşligi).

Awards

In February 2020 President Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov awarded a one-million dollar prize to the district as the "best district" in the country for 2019.[21]

References

  1. ^ "Ahal welaýat häkimligi / Habarlaşmak üçin". Retrieved 10 April 2021.
  2. ^ Ахалский Велаят Archived 2008-09-13 at the Wayback Machine
  3. ^ Turkmenistan Districts
  4. ^ "«Ahal» ösümlik ýagy kärhanasy açyldy" (in Turkmen). RFE/RL. 18 May 2010.
  5. ^ "Великие свершения великой эпохи - 2010 год" (in Russian). «Туркменистан: золотой век». 21 February 2012.
  6. ^ "Kawasaki Launches World's Largest GTG Plant in Turkmenistan". June 28, 2019.
  7. ^ "Gas-To-Gasoline (GTG) Plant Completed, Turkmenistan".
  8. ^ Ravn, Svend (June 28, 2019). "World's only natural gas-to-gasoline plant in operation in Turkmenistan".
  9. ^ Uesaka, Yoshifumi (November 6, 2014). "Kawasaki Heavy to build world's 1st gas-to-gasoline plant in Turkmenistan". Nikkei Asia.
  10. ^ Aliyeva, Jeila (August 31, 2020). "Turkmenistan and Japan review gasoline production plant construction in Akhal region". NeftegazRU.com.
  11. ^ Türkmenistanyň Ýyllyk Statistik Neşiri 2019 Ýyl (in Turkmen, Russian, and English). Ashgabat: State Committee of Statistics of Turkmenistan. 2020. p. 30.
  12. ^ Morris, Greg (February 16, 2018). "$375 million glass plant opens in Turkmenistan". Glass International.
  13. ^ "Tepe İnşaat Constructs the Most Modern Glass Complex of Central Asia in Turkmenistan". Tepe İnşaat. February 14, 2018.
  14. ^ "TURKMENISTAN HAS PUT INTO OPERATION A GLASS FACTORY, WHICH HAS NO ANALOGUES IN THE REGION". Turkmen Petroleum. February 15, 2018.
  15. ^ "UN Comtrade Database". Database search on HS Code 70 "Glass and glassware", Trading partner "Turkmenistan", Reporters "All"
  16. ^ "Металлургический завод". Turkmenportal. October 17, 2012.
  17. ^ "Новый металлургический завод будет введен в Овадандепе". Turkmenportal. December 20, 2018.
  18. ^ "TÜRKMENDEMIRÖNIMLERI DÖWLET KÄRHANASY". Retrieved 26 March 2021.
  19. ^ "Derweze Basit Çevrim Elektrik Santrali" (in Turkish). Çalık Enerji. Retrieved 11 April 2021.
  20. ^ "„Türkmenenergo" döwlet elektroenergetika korporasiýasy" (in Turkmen). Ministry of Energy (Turkmenistan). 14 February 2016.
  21. ^ "Лучшим этрапом 2019 года признан Геоктепинский" (in Russian). Chronicles of Turkmenistan. 10 February 2020.

Coordinates: 38°13′12″N 58°00′36″E / 38.22000°N 58.01000°E / 38.22000; 58.01000

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