Exergy to supply first-ever Made-in-Turkey generator for 10 MWe geothermal power plant
Exergy, a subsidiary of Italy’s Maccaferri Industrial Group, has attained the Turkish Certification for local manufacturing of generators thanks to collaboration with Nidec ASI, a multinational specialized in heavy duty industrial applications, according to a press release from Exergy, the producer of the Organic Rankine Cycle (ORC) systems for electricity production from renewable energy sources and waste heat resources.
As a result, the first Made-in-Turkey generator ever supplied in the Turkish market, designed by Nidec ASI, will be installed on a 10 MWe geothermal power plant for Exergy’s customer Kiper Elektrik Uretim A.S., part of Kipas Holding group.
Thanks to the additional certification for locally manufactured generators Exergy will allow its customer to benefit from a further 0.7 USDcent/kWh, on top of the basic feed-in-tariff rate of 10.5 USDcent/kWh and from the 1.3 USDcent/kWh bonus already granted with the local turbine and auxiliaries production, thus boosting profitability of power plants for its customers with approximately a 19% increase in revenues, according to the press release.
The Made-in-Turkey certification was attained with a local contribution of almost 60% on the total commercial manufacturing value for the generator.
To date, Exergy’s certified local manufacturing in Turkey counts 26 Turbines, 26 Exhaust systems, 15 Lube Oil systems, 13 Speed Control systems and 1 generator for total 13 geothermal power plants and an overall economic value of component production in Turkey of approximately EUR 50 million. An additional 3 turbines and 7 other power plant components are under manufacturing at this moment. Thanks to the strategic alliance with NIDEC another 2 generators are already in the pipeline and will be manufactured in 2019.
With a local manufacturing facilities in Izmir, a workforce of 20 skilled professionals and approximately 400 MWe capacity in operation or under construction in Turkey, Exergy is a leading company in the supply of Organic Rankine Cycle power plants for power generation from renewables including geothermal, biomass, solar and from waste heat recovery in industrial processes and power stations, the press release reads.