Toshiba will install total 40 MW of two systems: a 30 MW flash steam generation system that pulls hot water under high pressure into a separator to produce steam; and a 10 MW binary cycle power facility that uses lower temperature fluid to vaporize a liquid with a lower boiling point.Toshiba plans to begin installing the equipment in October 2014.
Zorlu Enerji, an independent power producer and member of the Zorlu Energy Group, will build the facility, which is scheduled to come online in 2015.
The deal is significant for Toshiba, as it marks the first time the company will supply geothermal power equipments in Turkey. On the whole, electricity consumption in Turkey is growing fast, driven by population growth and economic development. Estimates from the International Energy Agency (IEA) indicate that demand will more than double in the next decade. To that end, The Turkish government has been promoting capacity expansion, including boosting geothermal power generation. Most of these plants will be built in the geothermal-rich Aegean Region in the west.