Toshiba signs supply agreement for geothermal power projects with Zorlu Energy in Turkey

Toshiba Corporation has announced that it has concluded a package deal agreement (PDA) with Zorlu Energy Group, an independent power producer and member of Turkey’s Zorlu Holdings, for the supply of steam turbines and generators (STGs) for geothermal power plants that Zorlu Energy Group develops to construct in Turkey.

“Toshiba and Zorlu Energy Group have successfully been working together on Unit 1, 2 of the Kizildere III Geothermal Power Plant and Alasehir Geothermal Power Plant and I am certain that the excellent performance and advanced technology of our STG can contribute even more to geothermal power supply 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 is 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.