Mott MacDonald appointed as owner’s engineer for Turkish power plant

27 January 2014 (Last Updated January 27th, 2014 18:30)

Gama Enerji’s subsidiary has appointed Mott MacDonald as the owner’s engineer for a new 840MW combined cycle gas turbine (CCGT) power plant in Turkey.

GE 9F gas turbine

Gama Enerji's subsidiary has appointed Mott MacDonald as the owner's engineer for a new 840MW combined cycle gas turbine (CCGT) power plant in Turkey.

Under the contact, Mott MacDonald will review and verify the design, carry out factory inspections and monitor construction on site at the Kirikkale power plant.

Located in Kirikkale, Central Anatolia, the $900m facility represents one of the largest investments in the country in recent years, and is being developed by the subsidiary Icanadolu Dogalgaz Elektrik Üretim ve Ticaret.

The plant will be equipped with a highly-efficient and economical General Electric (GE) combined cycle system featuring two Frame 9F 5 Series gas turbines, one D-11 steam turbine, three generators and heat recovery steam generators and controls.

Mott MacDonald Turkey power manager Cetin Atmaca said, "Mott MacDonald has been established in Turkey for a number of years. This new project at Kirikkale will feature substantial involvement from our office in Istanbul, which is also working on a number of other power projects in the country."

"Mott MacDonald will review and verify the design, carry out factory inspections and monitor construction on site at the plant."

GE claims that the €400m EPC contract for the plant was one of the largest energy sector investments in Turkey in 2013. Under the contract, GE, along with its partner Gama Power Systems, is providing a turnkey solution to Gama Enerji, a joint venture of GE Energy Financial Services and Gama Holding.

Once operational in the second quarter of 2016, the plant, which has a 35 year design-life, will help meet the region's growing electricity demand and could provide more than half of Ankara's electricity needs.

A consortium of five Turkish banks including Turkiye Is Bankasi, Turkiye Garanti Bankasi, Yapi ve Kredi Bankasi, Denizbank and Turkiye Sinai Kalkinma Bankasi signed a credit agreement in November 2013 and reached a financial close in December 2013 for the plant.


Image: GE's 9F Gas Turbine with Advanced Gas Path Solution. Photo: courtesy of General Electric Company.

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