Turkey: CCGT Boost Takes Capacity Above 68GW

Turkey’s power capacity program rolls on with completion of a 600MW combined cycle gas turbine (CCGT) plant at Samsun on the Black Sea. The plant sets a new benchmark for generating efficiency. Yet as consumption grows, Ankara is also ‘thinking small’ by promoting household energy saving.

Turkey’s Cengiz Enerji is preparing to begin commercial operations at Samsun. The plant will achieve a record 61% thermal efficiency for a 50HZ plant. It will also take Turkey’s total power generating capacity to 68.17GW.

Samsun is part of a 22.25GW capacity program being built or planned in Turkey. By 2017 Turkish capacity is expected to reach 72.29GW, through the completion of a further 4.13GW of gas-fired, hydropower, renewables and coal-fired plants.


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