Italian companies, Exergy and Nidec ASI, have recently finalized a collaboration allowing Exergy to attain the Turkish Certification for local manufacturing of generators. This is the result of two years of collaboration between Exergy and Nidec, sharing technical know-how and expertise to fulfill a strict certification procedure, meeting difficult criteria. A ceremony to celebrate this achievement was held recently in Istanbul in the presence of local officials and all the companies involved in this project.
Courtesy of Nidec ASI
The first Made-in-Turkey generator ever supplied in the Turkish market, designed by Nidec ASI, will be installed on a 10 MWe geothermal power plant for Exergy’s customer Kiper Elektrik Üretim A.Ş., part of Kipaş Holding group.
The certification procedure engaged Exergy and Nidec in a nine-month period of collaboration throughout each step of the manufacturing process for all components of the generator which also involved local sub-suppliers and an accredited third-party consultant in the geothermal field for quality ISO17065 certification and international quality standard controls. The Made-in-Turkey certification was attained with a local contribution of almost 60 percent on the total commercial manufacturing value for the generator.
Exergy’s CEO, Claudio Spadacini, commented, “Exergy Turkey has been working hard since its set up in 2014 to offer the local market a leading-edge technology at competitive commercial conditions. This second success, coming after the Made-In-Turkey certification already obtained in 2015 for our Radial Outflow Turbine, demonstrates once more Exergy’s capability to understand and satisfy local market needs and the flexibility of our technology and manufacturing process to quickly adapt to different conditions.”
"We are very satisfied with the results of this project together with Exergy which allowed us to help them meet the needs of their Customers. For us, this is a further demonstration of how our approach - side by side with our customers, designing tailor-made solutions, becoming real partners throughout the entire project - leads to results and benefits for all,” said Stefano Zecchinato, Operations Director Motors & Generators, Nidec ASI.
With local manufacturing facilities in Izmir, a workforce of 20 skilled professionals and approximately 400 MWe capacity in operation or under construction in Turkey, Exergy is a leading company in the supply of Organic Rankine Cycle power plants for power generation from renewables including geothermal, biomass, solar and from waste heat recovery in industrial processes and power stations.