Turkey eyes fourth plant in Murat River cascade

Global consulting firm Poyry has been selected to provide basic design engineering services for Turkey’s Beyhan 2 project.

The contract, awarded by Kalehan Murat Enerji Uretim A.S., calls for Poyry to put particular emphases on risk analysis for the dam and other infrastructure. The company said this will help shape investment decisions.

Neither Poyry nor its client have disclosed the value of the contract.

If constructed, the 320-MW Beyhan 2 would be an earth-fill clay-core dam located on the Murat River in Turkey’s Palu district.

Kalehan Murat Enerji Uretim previously awarded the Finland-based Poyry a US$3.43 million deal in 2011 to provide similar services for a sister project, the 550-MW Beyhan 1, which was jointly executed with Turkish engineering company Temelsu.

Beyhan 1 and 2 are part of a four-project cascade that also includes the 500-MW Lower Kelekoy (also spelled “Kalekoy”) and 636-MW Upper Kelekoy. Poyry and Temelsu also performed design work for Lower Kelekoy.

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Michael Harris formerly was Editor for HydroWorld.com.

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