New Alstom hydropower plant for Turkey
320 megawatt power plant is inaugurated on Yedigoze river in Turkey
Power giant Alstom has announced the inauguration of a new hydropower plant in Turkey, which will generate enough electricity to power 640,000 homes.
With a generating capacity of 320 megawatts, the Yedigoze hydropower plant is located on Turkey’s Seyhan River, and was inaugurated by the country’s Prime Minister, Recep Tayyip Erdogan.
Turkey’s Sanko awarded the turkey supply and commissioning Yedigoze’s twin 170MW Francis hydro turbines and two 175 MVA hydro generators to Alstom in 2008.
The new plant will form part of Sanko’s programme to build additional renewable energy capacity, in line with the government’s push to increase the country’s energy security by increasing its share of renewables.
At the ceremony, Alstom’s Turkey Country President, Adil Tekin, said: “This project is another step in a long and productive partnership with Sanko, as we continue in our mutual quest to deliver cheaper, cleaner power to Turkish consumers and businesses.”