Geothermal Power Plants in Turkey

Location: Aydin
Operator: MEGE Menderes Geothermal Elektrik Uretim AS
Configuration: 1 X 8.5 MW, 1 X 11.5 MW ORC
Operation: 2009-2010
T/G supplier: Ormat
Quick facts: This project is located in Salavatli village, in Aydin City. It was the third utility-scale geothermal plant in the country.

Photograph courtesy of Ormat
Posted 21 Mar 2011

Location: Aydin
Operator: Gurmat Elektrik Uretim AS
Configuration: 1 X 47.4 MW
Operation: 2009
T/G supplier: MHI
EPC: Power Engineers, Guris Insaat, Veizades and Associates, Geologica
Quick facts: This double-flash, $100mn project went into initial operation at the end of February 2009. The plant uses 8 wells drilled from 965m to 2,432m. At completion, it was the largest geothermal plant in Turkey. Financing was by WestLB with equity from Guris. The site is in the Alangüllü River valley in West Anatolia, not far from the Aegean coast.

Photograph courtesy of Güris Insaat ve Mühendislik AS
Posted 30 Mar 2011

Location: Denizli
Operator: JEODEN Elektrik Üretim İnşaat San AS
Configuration: 3 X 780 kW ORC
Operation: 2011
T/G supplier: Pratt & Whitney Power Systems
Quick facts: In January 2011, PWPS received an order for three modular PURECYCLE ORC units for the Jeoden project, located in Denizli, near Izmir. These use geothermal resources at about 120 degrees Jeoden Elektrik is a JV of NRG Enerji and MDO Group.

Photograph courtesy of JEODEN Elektrik Üretim İnşaat San AS
Posted 21 Mar 2011

Location: Denizli
Operator: Zorlu Enerji
Configuration: 1 X 17.4 MW
Operation: 1984
T/G supplier: Ansaldo
Quick facts: Kizldere is between Denizli and Aydin and was the first Turkish geothermal field used for electricity production. Exploration began in 1965. In 1974, a 500-kW pilot turbine was constructed by General Directorate of Mineral Research and Exploration (MTA). This operated from 1974 to 1980. The Kizlidere steam set was built and operated by TEAS/EUAS for 24yrs. The plant was privatized and won by Zorlu Enerji via bidding in Mar 2008. The operating license was transferred to Zorlu from 1 Sep 2008.

Photograph courtesy of Zorlu Enerji
Posted 21 Mar 2011

Maren Irem
Location: Aydin
Operator: Maren Maras Elektrik
Configuration: 17 MW ORC
Operation: 2011
T/G supplier: Ormat
EPC: Ormat
Quick facts: This project is near Hıdırbeyli Town in Germencik district. It was licensed on 30 Jul 2009, the equipment was purchased on 15 Apr 2010 and construction started on 1 Nov 2010.

Photograph courtesy of Ormat
Posted 29 Jan 2014

Tuzla Enda
Location: Çanakkale
Operator: Enda Enerji Holding AŞ
Configuration: 1 X 7.5 MW ORC
Operation: 2010
T/G supplier: Ormat
Quick facts: This OEC has two production wells and two reinjection wells and utilizes 693 tph of brine at 143°C and 48 tph steam at 4.05 bar. The unit went commercial on 13 Jan 2010. West Japan Engineering Consultants did the feasibility sudy and well drilling started in Nov 2007.

Photograph courtesy of Enda Enerji Holding AŞ
Posted 23 Nov 2012


Data: industcards, Platts UDI World Electric Power Plants Data Base

Updated 29-Jan-2014