Mitsubishi Heavy to equip 47-MW geothermal unit in Turkey
ANKARA (Turkey), June 27 (SeeNews) – Japanese company Mitsubishi Heavy Industries Ltd (TYO:7011), or MHI, said on Thursday it would supply the steam turbine for the second 47-megawatt (MW) unit of the Germencik geothermal power plant in western Turkey.
The company, which in 2008 delivered the steam turbine for the plant's first power generation unit, received the latest order from Gurmat Electricity Generation Co Inc, a company connected to independent power producer (IPP) Guris Holding Co Inc. The generator needed for the new unit will be supplied by Mitsubishi Electric Corp, MHI noted.
The Germencik geothermal plant’s second unit is planned to commence operation in 2015. The whole facility is located on the Aegean Sea coast near Izmir.
Due to rapid economic growth, Turkey is looking to boost its power generation capacity and renewables are gaining more and more interest. MHI said that the Germencik geothermal power plant might apply for a 10-year feed-in tariff (FiT) -- one of the mechanism used in the country to promote green energy.
MHI has installed total of 3,110 MW of geothermal power solutions globally, it added.