Toshiba will implement low-carbon power solutions in Turkey

EnergyBusinessSouth-East European INDUSTRIAL Мarket - issue 4/2016

Toshiba has won a major order to supply a flash steam turbine system and generator (STG) for Unit 2 of the Kizildere III Geothermal Power Plant in Turkey. The company has made an agreement with the Zorlu Energy company, which is part of the Zorlu Energy Group, to supply a flash steam turbine system and generator (STG) in July 2017.

By doing so Toshiba will expand its green footprint in Turkey and will help the country deploy low-carbon power solutions, which have become a necessity due to the increase of population and the economic growth that both require more energy consumption. For this agreement to be fulfilled Toshiba and Zorlu Energy Group signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) in January this year that outlines the construction of geothermal, thermal and hydro power plants.

Kizildere III Geothermal Power Plant - Unit 2 is a 70,000 kW, high-efficiency triple flash combined-cycle geothermal power plant, which will integrate two systems: an approximately 50,700 kW flash steam generation system driven by steam under high pressure, and an approximately 19,300 kW 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.

This is not the first time the two companies work have collaborated. In 2014, Toshiba delivered a flash power generation system for Zorlu Energy Group’s Alasehir Geothermal Power Plant. Toshiba has now won three of Turkey’s recent four contracts for geothermal plants. It is estimated that the newly signed order will increase the company’s share in Turkey’s market for geothermal flash STGs to 48%.

"Geothermal power is an attractive solution in promoting environmentally friendly, low-emission power generation, and we are pleased to build on earlier projects and extend our green footprint in Turkey. This new order is a testimony to customer trust in the reliability and performance of our cost-competitive products.

Toshiba will continue to promote high-efficiency STGs for geothermal plants in Turkey, East Africa, South America and other promising markets, where electricity demand is expected to increase in the future," explained Takao Konishi, Vice President of the Thermal & Hydro Power Systems & Services Division in Toshiba’s Energy Systems & Solutions Company.