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Exergy signs new contract for 24 MW geothermal project in Turkey

Exergy Turbine on location in Turkey (source: Exergy)
Alexander Richter 25 Oct 2016

EXERGY achieve another success in Turkey, having signed with a new contract for the delivery of a 24 MW geothermal power plant for previous customer Bestepeler Enerji.

In a release today, Italian ORC supplier EXERGY announces having signed a new contract for the delivery of a geothermal power plant in Turkey.

With the contract the company continues its growth in the Turkish market. The buyer is Bestepeler Enerji Üretim Ticaret A.s, who is developing the 24 MWe geothermal project located in the Aydin region – Germencik area. This contract follows the previous contract signed in 2015 and confirms the trust EXERGY gained as a valuable and successful partner for its clients.

EXERGY will provide the client with a two pressure level ORC system equipped with 2x Radial Outflow Turbines, one for each pressure level, to produce totally 24 MWe of electricity from a medium enthalpy geothermal fluid. These large turbines continue to show the suitability of the Radial Outflow configuration in all sizes. The ORC cycle will employ an air cooled condensing system, thus avoiding the use of water.

Equipment for the ORC unit will be manufactured in the EXERGY Turkish workshop in Izmir, allowing the client to take advantage of an increased feed-in-tariff that the Turkish Ministry assigns to Made in Turkey technologies. The factory, which has been open for 2 years, has already produced 20 turbines suitable for the increased feed-in-tariff. The signing of this new contract raises the EXERGY portfolio to 360 MWe, with 336 MWe representing geothermal applications.

EXERGY’s CEO, Claudio Spadacini commented on this success: “This repeat contract cements EXERGY’s position in the ORC market and our leadership in Turkey with 315 MWe portfolio achieved in 5 years. This contract is very important and confirms us again at the forefront in the Turkish market. At the moment we are also in discussion for several projects worldwide in high potential regions.”

Source: Company release by email