Tuesday, July 9, 2019

El Salvador: Turboden Supplies 8 MW ORC Turbine to Berlin Geothermal Project

The 380th Turboden ORC Plant is a Geothermal One for El Salvador

Turboden integrates the existing Berlin flash geothermal complex with its ORC binary plant designed to produce up to 8 MWe *

Turboden has signed an agreement with La Geo for the supply of an ORC geothermal power plant in El Salvador, at BerlĂ­n Geothermal Field. The plant is designed to produce up to 8 MWe.

During 2003-2007, a third single flash condensing unit went on line (for about 44 MWe) along with a pumping station to reinject the hot brine. In order to improve the whole thermal efficiency of the complex, a first binary unit was commissioned in 2007 as bottoming stage.

Turboden ORC unit will operate with the hot separated brine from a group of wells, without requiring extra drilling, recovering heat at 172°C before reinjection. Reinjection temperature has been selected in order to avoid super saturation of silica in the geothermal brine. This new bottoming plant will further contribute to the country’s renewable base-load generation, increasing the savings of CO2 emissions.

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From the Global Geothermal News archives:
Turboden will be exhibiting at the GRC Annual Meeting & Expo, 15-18 September at the Palm Springs Convention Center in Southern California, USA.