Wednesday, May 18, 2016

Turkey: 12 MW Umurlu I ORC Geothermal Plant is in Operation

Umurlu I 12 MW geothermal plant now running  (News Release)

EXERGY, has announced that the Umurlu I geothermal plant, commissioned in the late 2015 in Turkey for KARKEY Karadeniz Elektrik Uretim A.S is successfully in operation producing clean power with higher efficiency than expected.

The performance test conducted by the third party company Power Engineers, confirmed the plant is running with an over performance of between 8 and 12% and producing up to 1.5 MWe more than guaranteed.

Located in the Umurlu geothermal area near Denizli, Umurlu I is the first of two 12 MW binary plants in EXERGY’s contract with Karkey. The second 12 MW plant will be operational in the second half of 2016 delivering the client a total power output of 24 MW. The solution provided by EXERGY utilizes an ORC module equipped with two Radial Outflow Turbines connected to a common generator and an air cooled system sized to maximize the efficiency of the plant.

Exergy S.p.A. will be exhibiting at the 40th GRC Annual Meeting & GEA Geothermal Energy Expo, October 23-26, Sacramento, CA

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