Mitsubishi Hitachi Power Systems has received an order from Gurmat Electric Generation, an independent power producer (IPP) in Turkey, for long-term parts management and services at the Germencik Geothermal Power Plant. The agreement was concluded on July 2, applying to two power generating facilities each driven by an MHPS 47.5 MW steam turbine.
Germencik Geothermal Power Plant (MHPS)
The Germencik Geothermal Power Plant is located in the city of Aydin, some 60km southeast of Izmir, Turkey's third-largest city situated beside the Aegean Sea. The plant comprises two units: Galip Hoca (Unit 1) and Efe-1 (Unit 2), which went into commercial operation in 2009 and 2015, respectively. MHPS supplied the steam turbines, manufactured at the Nagasaki Works, for both units. The generators were made by Mitsubishi Electric Corporation.
The newly signed agreement, which was concluded through MHPS' European subsidiary, initially covers a period of seven years. Under the agreement, MHPS will support parts management and services at the Germencik plant, including the dispatch of engineers.
In 2016, a major overhaul, conducted by the European servicing team, clearly established to Gurmat Electric Generation that the MHPS servicing capabilities are quality led and time driven. Receipt of the new order constitutes an epoch-making milestone in MHPS' servicing of geothermal power plants.
In geothermal power generation, hot water from magma deep below the earth's surface is extracted as steam which is used to drive a turbine. Among the various forms of renewable energy that emit negligible carbon dioxide during power generation, geothermal power can be generated stably 24 hours a day. For this reason, geothermal power is a clean form of energy that is expected to see expanding application in countries and regions abundant in geothermal resources.
Going forward, MHPS will continue to offer geothermal power generating equipment and facilities to prospective customers worldwide, contributing to the growth of low-carbon power generation.