MHPS gets parts management and services order
10 July 2018
Mitsubishi Hitachi Power Systems, Ltd. (MHPS) has received an order from Gurmat Electric Generation Co. Inc. (Gurmat), an independent power producer (IPP) in Turkey, for long-term parts management and services at the Germencik Geothermal Power Plant. The agreement was concluded on July 2, applying to two power generating facilities each driven by an MHPS 47.5 megawatt (MW) steam turbine.
Gurmat is the biggest geothermal power plants operator and investor in Turkey with a total operating capacity of 185 MW and power plants with a capacity factor of more than 95% and 99.85% availability. Gurmat is also currently developing 160 MW in new capacity from geothermal power plants. The plant comprises two units: Galip Hoca (Unit 1) and Efe-1 (Unit 2), which went into commercial operation in 2009 and 2015, respectively. MHPS supplied the steam turbines, manufactured at the Nagasaki Works, for both units. The generators were made by Mitsubishi Electric Corporation.
The newly signed agreement, which was concluded through MHPS' European subsidiary, initially covers a period of seven years. The order was received based upon two significant factors; the regard for the expertise driving quality products at the MHPS Nagasaki works and the strong servicing proposal including senior engineering staff from the European division.