World Bulletin / News Desk
Japanese electronics giant Toshiba will supply key equipment, including turbines, generators and condensers for the Zorlu Enerji's Alasehir geothermal power plant according to a written statement by Toshiba Corporation on Thursday.
Alasehir geothermal plant will be built in Turkey's western province of Manisa by Zorlu Enerji, member of the Zorlu Energy Group.
Toshiba will start to install the equipment in October 2014, and the plant is scheduled to become operational in 2015.
Turkey's electricity consumption is growing fast, driven by population growth and economic development. Estimates from the International Energy Agency (IEA) indicate that Turkey's demand will be more than double in the next decade.
The Turkish government is responding the demands by promoting capacity expansion, including doubling geothermal power generation currently at 300 megawatts (MW). Most of these plants will be built in the geothermal-rich Aegean Region, in the west of the country.
Toshiba will install two systems totaling 40MW: a 30MW flash steam generation system that pulls hot water under high pressure into a separator to produce steam; and a 10MW binary cycle power facility that uses lower temperature fluid to vaporize a liquid with a lower boiling point. It is the first time that Toshiba will supply geothermal power equipment in Turkey.
Toshiba is the world top supplier of geothermal power, with a 23 percent market share. The company has installed 52 geothermal systems around the world, including North America, Southeast Asia and Europe, with a combined capacity of 2,800 MW.Last Mod: 09 Ocak 2014, 13:21