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Toshiba current geothermal focus on Turkey and Africa

Toshiba 30 MW bottom-cycle turbine at the Hellisheidi Power Plant in Iceland (source: ThinkGeoEnergy)
Alexander Richter 14 Jun 2016

In a recent interview with Nikkei Asia Review, a senior manager describes Turkey and Africa as key focus regions for Toshiba's geothermal turbine business for the moment.

In a recent interview in the Nikkei Asia Review, Tsutomu Higashizawa, senior manager of Toshiba’s thermal power unit  global sales, spoke about the opportunities and the role of geothermal energy for the business of Toshiba.

Toshiba has been selling geothermal turbines since the late 1960s and today the geothermal business accounts for a “significant portion of the renewable energy business portfolio of Toshiba”, so Mr. Higashizawa.

Toshiba sees a great potential and continues to focus on Turkey and Africa. The company sees cooperations such as with Turkish Zorlu Energy group as a key element in its business development efforts. The company also is currently “accelerating (its) push into Africa”. MoUs with government owned utilities in Ethiopia and Tanzania are seen as key in these efforts.

On the recently signed cooperation agreement with Ormat, Toshiba says it expects the combination of its flash technology experience with the binary cycle system experience of Ormat providing great opportunities in the combination of technologies and efforts.

For the full interview, see link below.

Source: Nikkei