Voith Receives Order for Hydropower Plant in Turkey
Voith has received a major order for equipping the new hydropower plant Upper Kaleköy in Turkey. The company will be delivering three Francis turbines each rated at 202 MW as well as the associated equipment.
The project on behalf of the energy supplier Kalehan Enerji is realized by a consortium, the total order volume for Voith amounts to more than €30 million.
The new project Upper Kaleköy as part of a cascade of four storage plants is the second project on the Murat River in Eastern Turkey: Voith currently also implements Beyhan-1 hydropower plant, which is situated further downstream and also part of a consortium.
Turkey is a highly promising hydropower market: nearly half of the approximately 100 power stations installed in Turkey during the first half of 2013 are hydroelectric plants. The technically feasible hydropower potential is estimated with about 60,000 MW. With an installed output of approximately 20,000 MW, only one third of this capacity is being utilized at present.
Voith has been active in the Turkish hydropower market for more than 75 years and has so far put more than 100 projects into practice. The company has an own office in Ankara to be present locally and close to the customers on the Turkish market.
Source: Voith GmbH & Co. KGaA