February 15 (Renewables Now) - Italy-based geothermal technology firm Exergy SpA today announced a contract to equip a 12.6-MW geothermal power plant in Turkey, a project developed by GCL ND Enerji AS.
The geothermal plant will exploit a medium enthalpy resource at approximately 150 degrees Celsius, using an Organic Rankine Cycle (ORC) system with the Radial Outflow Turbine technology and an air cooled condensing system. Some of the components for GCL ND’s project in Alasehir, Manisa region, will be made by Exergy in Izmir. Thanks to the Italian firm’s partnership with Nidec ASI, generators will also be made locally.
Projects using made-in-Turkey equipment receive USD 0.02 (EUR 0.016) per kWh as an incentive on top of the feed-in tariff (FiT) of USD 0.105/kWh, thus boosting revenues for the power producer, Exergy pointed out.
GCL ND Enerji AS is a joint venture between China’s Golden Concord Group Ltd and ND Group of the Netherlands. Exergy is part of the Maccaferri Industrial Group, within the SECI Energia holding.