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Largest Float Glass Plant in Central Asia Opens in Turkmenistan

Türkmen aýna önümleri (Turkmen Glass Products) opened a new glass manufacturing enterprise in the city of Ovadandepe, Turkmenistan, according to reporting by AzerNews.

The $375-million plant is the largest in the Central Asia region, and will produce 42 million square feet of flat glass, as well as 3.2 million square feet of tempered glass and 1 million square feet of laminated glass.

“At the initial stage, 15 types of products are planned to be produced here, the assortment will increase with time, and some part of the output will be exported,” says Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov, president of Turkmenistan.

According to the president, the enterprise currently sources 70 percent of its raw materials domestically, with a future goal of sourcing all materials locally. The new enterprise brought 800 new jobs to the region.