World's largest gas engines for Turkey power plant
Power plant builder orders seven Wartsila 18V50SG engines
A new power plant in Turkey is to receive the world’s largest gas engines, courtesy of global power plant supplier Wärtsilä.
The plant, based at Urfa in the south east of the country, will boast a combined output of 135MW from the seven engines, pushing Turkey’s Wärtsilä generating capacity to more than 3GW.
It will supply the national grid and is due for completion by the end of 2011, and be powered by Wärtsilä’s 18V50SG spark-ignited gas engines – the largest gas-powered combustion engine generating set in the world.
With a net efficiency rating of more than 50 per cent in combined cycle mode, it’s also a benchmark in gas engine efficiency and was first introduced last year, installed for the first time in Turkey.
Burak Altay, general manager of Odas Elektrik Uretim, the commissioning company, said: “Wärtsilä’s solution was the best under the ambient conditions of the region. The short delivery time, high electrical efficiency, technical support and the design capability convinced us to place the order with Wärtsilä.