Voith has received a major order from Turkish facility Kalehan Energy Production. It includes the supply of three generators for Beyhan-1 hydro power plant in eastern Turkey, each with an output of 235 MVA, an outer diameter of 13.5 meters, and 7.9 meters of height.
In the past five years, Voith has supplied equipment to 45 new hydro power plants in Turkey. The order for Beyhan hydro power plant is a further important milestone for Voith in this country.
Beyhan-1 is the first within a scheme of four new hydro plants in Elazig Province. Voith also supplies the excitation and monitoring systems necessary for the operation of the respective generators.
Beyhan-1 is located on the Murat River. It is scheduled for commissioning in January 2015 and will assure reliable and green energy supply for around 400.000 households in the Elazig region.
„We have been able to establish ourselves as a strong partner for our customers in Turkey. With this large scale project we are further strengthening our position as a leading hydro power supplier in this country”, says Dr. Leopold Heninger, Chief Executive Officer of Voith Hydro in St. Pölten, Austria.
Picture: View of the construction site of Beyhan-1 hydro power plant in eastern Turkey. (Source: Kalehan Energy Production)
Source: Voith Hydro