French company Alstom has been awarded two contracts worth approximately $259.1 million (€220 million) in total for the supply and the maintenance of the power island of the 950 MW Kirikkale combined-cycle power plant located in the central Anatolia region in Turkey. The plant is expected to be commissioned in May 2017.
Kirikkale Independent Power Project (KIPP) is a greenfield project located within the municipality of Kiliclar in the Yahsihan District of the province of Kirikkale, approximately 9.3 miles (15 km) from Kirikkale City Centre and 31 miles (50 km) east of Ankara. The project will be operating on a merchant basis selling the dependable power capacity and electricity dispatched via bilateral contracts and in the balancing/day-ahead market.
Alstom will supply the main power train equipment components, including two GT26 gas turbines, two heat recovery steam generators (HRSGs), one steam turbine and three turbogenerators to Samsung Construction and Trading (SCT), responsible for the engineering, procurement and construction (EPC) on a turnkey basis. Alstom will also provide installation and commissioning field advisory services to SCT during the construction phase and ensure long-term maintenance services for up to 20 years after commissioning.
Alstom’s HRSG technology recovers exhaust heat from the gas turbines to produce steam, a process that maximizes generation capacity and efficiency. It improves the performance of combined-cycle power plants while sharply reducing emissions with its integrated catalytic oxidation and selective catalytic reduction technology.