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Atlas Copco wins order for turnkey geothermal plant in Aydin, Turkey

Stillwater geothermal power plant by Enel (source: Atlas Copco)
Alexander Richter 5 Sep 2011

The Gas and Process division of Atlas Copco has won a turnkey geothermal power plant order contract worth US$17 million from Celikler Jeotermal Elektrik Uretim, with partners Exergy and SPIG.

Reported this morning, “Atlas Copco’s Gas and Process division has won an order to deliver equipment to a turnkey geothermal power plant in Turkey’s Aydin province. The order includes two turbo expander generator trains, which will be able to deliver a total 45 MW of clean energy when the plant goes into operation in the fourth quarter of 2012.

The customer is Celikler Jeotermal Elektrik Uretim A.Sof Turkey, a company operating in sectors such as construction-contracting, mining, tourism and energy. Atlas Copco’s consortium partners are process-design expert Exergy and air-cooled condenser specialist SPIG. Atlas Copco’s share of the order value is EUR12 m (approximately US$17 million), booked in the third quarter.

“Atlas Copco expansion turbines and compressors are renowned in the renewable energy sector. They are operating successfully at geothermal plants in the United States since years,” says Stephan Kuhn, President of Atlas Copco’s business area Compressor Technique. “This order is another sign of our competitiveness in this market segment where we expect further growth in the future.”

The plant, using Organic Rankine Cycle technology, will be built in the geothermal field at Pamukoren, a high-potential growth region for geothermal energy. Compared to natural-gas driven power generation producing the same amount of energy, this project will reduce CO2 emissions by 238 000 tons a year at its peak production.”

Source: Company release via Marketwatch