World : Turkey becomes European base for production of gas equipment

This marks Thailand’s very first fully private natural gas distribution business targeting industrial users.

During the 25th Anniversary Program of Natural Gas Appliance Manufacturers and Businessmen's Association of Turkey (DOSİDER), Chairman Ömer Cihda Vardan said that Turkey has been producing and exporting natural gas equipment, while these devices used to be imported 25 years ago.

"There is a market volume of TL 8 billion ($1.51 billion) in the domestic market. Exports, on the other hand, exceed $1 billion. With both domestic and foreign direct investments, our country has become the production base of Europe in this field," Vardan said.

DOSİDER is the umbrella organization for 29 companies that manufacture various devices used for the natural gas transmission and distribution.

Vardan noted that natural gas is used in the whole country with a volume exceeding 15 million subscribers and more than 55 billion cubic meters, adding that the increase in gas distribution expansion investments ensured the production of these products in Turkey. The country first started to import gas in 1987 from Russia. Annual natural gas imports exceed 53 billion cubic meters.

The chairman said that as of today, there are 2 million central heating boilers produced in Turkey, and that half are used in Turkey, while the rest are exported. He stressed that this development is not limited to boilers alone, saying there is a panel production capacity exceeding 22 million cubic meters with 5 million natural gas meters per year.


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Smart Grid Bulletin February 2019

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