Earth Tech, a business unit of Tyco International Ltd. has announced that a U.S.-Turkey consortium led by Earth Tech has signed a contract with the State Hydraulic Works of Turkey for the design phase of the Alpaslan II Dam and Hydroelectric Power Plant Project. The contract value of the design phase is US$6.98 million. The entire project is estimated to cost US$337 million.LONG BEACH, California – May 15, 2002 [SolarAccess.com] The dam is located on the Murat River in Eastern Turkey, approximately 30 kilometers north of the city Mus. Project elements include: a rock fill dam 106 meters high; a gated spillway on the left abutment; two diversion tunnels; two power tunnels on the right abutment; one 200 MW hydroelectric power plant; and an irrigation system than can serve more than 70,000 hectares. “Turkey is one of the fastest growing power markets in the world,” said Diane C. Creel, president of Earth Tech. “The signing of the Alpaslan II contract will provide an added resource that ensures the people of Turkey future energy for years to come. Earth Tech’s experience in developing energy resources spans the globe. We’re proud to be part of this effort.” This project is one of nine hydroelectric projects included in the U.S.- Turkey joint statement on hydropower projects signed in February 1998. The consortium is led by Earth Tech, and includes Harza Engineering Company International L.P. (USA), ABB Power Generation Inc. (USA), Su Yapi Engineering and Consulting, Inc., and Alpaslan II Construction Joint Venture, which consist of the Turkish construction companies Ozisik Construction and Contracting, Inc., Yapi Merkezi Construction and Industry, Inc., and Ekinciler & Construction Partners and Trading, Ltd. Subcontractors include General Electric (USA), Voith Hydro Power Generation and Duke Engineering and Services (USA).