Toshiba and Turkey’s Zorlu Energy Group in geothermal power generation
This is for the supply of steam turbines and generators (STGs) for geothermal power plants that Zorlu Energy Group develops to construct in Turkey.
Under the terms of the PDA, Zorlu Energy Group will investigate steam flow, pressure levels and so on in three locations where Zorlu Energy Group plans to construct plants by October 2020, and if the results of survey meet the agreed terms and conditions, Toshiba to exclusively discuss and negotiate for supply of STGs for all three plants.
Energy consumption in Turkey is growing fast, driven by population growth and economic development, and both the government and the private sector are promoting projects to increase capacity.
Toshiba concluded a memorandum of understanding (MOU) with Zorlu Energy Group in January 2016, covering construction of geothermal, thermal and hydro power plants.
Toshiba has an unrivaled record in the global geothermal power market. It delivered Japan’s first commercial-use geothermal steam turbine and generator in 1966, and since then has delivered 54 turbines around the world, with a total capacity of 3,519 megawatts.
As the source of approximately 23%* of the world's installed geothermal capacity, Toshiba is the global top supplier. ■