Independent power producer Limak Insaat Sanayi ve Ticaret A.S. has awarded a 33 million euro (US$49 million) contract to Voith Siemens Hydro Power Generation to supply electro-mechanical equipment for the 96-MW Uzuncayir hydroelectric project in Turkey’s East Anatolia Region.
Voith Siemens said it is supplying the equipment in a consortium of Voith Siemens Hydro St. Polten, Voith Siemens Hydro Turkey, and Siemens Sanayi ve Ticaret A.S.
Limak Insaat Sanayi ve Ticaret A.S. acquired the project in a public auction from Turkey’s General Directorate of State Hydraulic Works (DSi), which previously built the dam and powerhouse. Uzuncayir is on the Munzur River in the upper Euphrates River Basin in Tunceli Province.
Although the project originally was designed to house three 24-MW turbine-generators, Voith Siemens was commissioned to supply three 32-MW Francis turbine-generators and other electro-mechanical equipment. Voith Siemens said it was a major challenge to meet customer expectations to increase the installed capacity without modifications to civil structures.
Voith Siemens said the contract is its fifth in 24 months for large hydro independent power producers in Turkey.