Turkish electricity market player MTN Enerji has announced plans to drill 13 exploration wells for plans to increase the capacity of its geothermal power plant in Ayvacik, in Canakkale, Turkey. The estimated investment volume is TL 1 million.
It is planned to implement different drilling programs at depths less than 1,200 m and depths of 2,000 m. It is estimated that temperatures around 135 degrees C in shallow wells and 170 degrees C in deep wells will be reached.
If the expected results are obtained from the wells to be drilled for exploration, production and reinjection purposes, it is planned to establish a 11.8 MW binary cycle geothermal power plant.
The company has obtained the necessary permits for a total installed capacity of 19.8 MWe in the license area, but has not yet been able to start production at full capacity. According to the temperature and flow rates of the geothermal fluid to be extracted from the planned wells, it is aimed that the company will reach full capacity.
In the license area where the wells are planned to be drilled, there is Babadere Geothermal Power Plant with its current installed power of 8 MW.
Source: via our Turkish platform JeotermalHaberler