Alstom wins $260mn contract for Turkey power plant
ACWA Power-led consortium hands out supply deal for 950MW CCGT project.
Alstom has been awarded two contracts worth over EUR 220mn ($260mn) in total for the supply and maintenance of the power island of the 950 MW Kirikkale combined-cycle power plant in Turkey.
The plant is expected to be commissioned in May 2017.
Kirikkale Independent Power Project (KIPP) is developed by the local subsidiary of ACWA Power and includes Samsung C&T Corporation as a shareholder.
KIPP is a greenfield project located within the municipality of Kiliclar in the Yahsihan District of the province of Kirikkale, 15 kilometers from Kirikkale City Centre and 50 kilometers east of Ankara.
The project will be operating on a merchant basis selling the dependable power capacity and electricity dispatched via bilateral contracts and in the balancing/day-ahead market.
Alstom will supply the main power train equipment components including two GT26 gas turbines, two heat recovery steam generators (HRSGs), one steam turbine and three turbogenerators to Samsung Construction and Trading (SCT), responsible for the engineering, procurement and construction (EPC) on a turnkey basis.
The French company will also provide installation and commissioning field advisory services to SCT during the construction phase and ensure long term maintenance services for up to 20 years after commissioning.
Steve Meszaros, Alstom’s senior vice president of the gas business, said “We are proud to bring our deep knowledge and expertise to this project. With its operating flexibility and high efficiency, the GT26 gas turbine will play a critical role in generating maximum project returns for our customer”.
Alstom started its activities in Turkey in the 1950s. References, spanning a wide range of fuels, include the 320 MW Can lignite-fired power plant, the Afsin Elbistan A 1,340 MW coal-fired power plant and the 1,120 MW Hamitabat combined cycle power plants.
Alstom supplied key equipment for more than 25% of Turkey’s installed power generation capacity, including the Ataturk dam, which is the biggest hydro power plant in the country, and approximately 50 % of the installed transmission products of TEIAS.