Toshiba Wins Generator Contract for Geothermal Project in Turkey

Toshiba Corp. on May 30 said it will supply a flash steam turbine system and generator for the Kizildere III Geothermal Power Plant in Turkey.

Zorlu Energy, an independent power producer and member of Turkey’s Zorlu Energy Group, will construct the plant in Kizildere, in the Aydin province of West Anatolia, Turkey, approximately 150 kilometers from the Aegean Sea.

Toshiba said it will deliver the generation equipment in December.

The Turkish government is seeking to meet growing energy demand in the country by promoting energy capacity expansion that includes 2,500 MW of geothermal power generation capacity in 2023.

Toshiba said it will continue to work with Zorlu Energy Group to develop Turkey’s power sector, and aims to expand its business not only in geothermal power but also in the thermal, and hydro power generation sectors.

Kizildere III is a 95-MW, high-efficiency triple flash combined-cycle geothermal power plant, one of the largest under development in Europe and the Middle East, Toshiba said. The plant will integrate two systems: a 72-MW flash steam generation system that uses steam under high pressure; plus an approximately 23-MW binary cycle power generation system that uses flash turbine exhaust steam to vaporize a working fluid with a lower boiling point and use it to drive a turbine.

Toshiba will supply the flash steam turbine generator system, and the binary system will be supplied by Ormat Technologies.

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