Alstom to supply hydropower equipment, services for Arkun hydro plant in Turkey

Enerjisa Power Generation Company, a joint venture of Turkish Sabanci Holding and AustrianVerbund, signed a contract with Alstom to supply, erect and commission the electro-mechanical equipment for the Arkun hydropower plant on the Coruh River in Turkey.

The 236-MW Arkun hydro plant will be Enerjisa’s biggest hydropower plant in terms of installed capacity. Arkun will provide Turkey with 800 GWh of locally produced, renewable energy and generate sufficient power to provide electricity to around 460,000 homes.

Under the terms of the contract, Alstom will engineer, supply and install three 76.6-MW vertical Francis hydropower turbines, inlet valves, three generators, the plant’s switchyard, control system and balance of plant.

The contract’s value was not disclosed.

In other news, Alstom also has won a contract for the supply of equipment to the Xiajiang hydropower project under development in China.

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