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Toshiba signs package deal agreement for geothermal power projects in Turkey

EBR Staff Writer Published 19 September 2017

Toshiba has entered into a package deal agreement (PDA) with Turkey-based Zorlu Energy Group for geothermal power generation projects.

As per terms of the PDA, Toshiba will study steam flow, pressure levels and other factors in three locations where Zorlu is planning to build geothermal power plants by October 2020.

If the survey results are in line with the agreed terms and conditions, Toshiba will exclusively negotiate with Zorlu to supply steam turbines and generators (STGs) for geothermal power plant to be developed in Turkey.

In January 2016, Toshiba entered into a memorandum of understanding (MOU) with Zorlu Energy for the development of geothermal, thermal and hydro power plants in Turkey.

According to Toshiba, energy consumption in Turkey is growing rapidly due to population growth and economic development and both the government and the private sector are promoting projects to increase capacity.

Toshiba's Energy Systems & Solutions’ thermal and hydro power systems and services division vice president Takao Konishi said: "Toshiba and Zorlu Energy Group have successfully been working together on Unit 1, 2 of the Kizildere III Geothermal Power Plant and Alasehir Geothermal Power Plant and I am certain that the excellent performance and advanced technology of our STG can contribute even more to geothermal power supply in Turkey.”

Toshiba, which delivered Japan's first commercial-use geothermal STG in 1966, provides STGs for geothermal plants in Turkey, East Africa, South America and other crucial markets. The company has delivered 54 turbines around the world, with a total capacity of 3,519MW.