Wärtsilä to supply 73 MW extension for Turkish plant
Wärtsilä will supply 73 MW capacity equipment for an extension to a power plant owned by Yesilyurt Enerji Elektrik Uretim AS an independent power producer (IPP) in Turkey. The equipment will be delivered during the coming months, and the extended power plant is scheduled to be operational by December 2017. Wärtsilä’s scope is the equipment supply. The order was booked in the first quarter of 2017. The order comprises four Wärtsilä 50 SG engines running on natural gas. This fast-track delivery is for the extension to an existing 128 MW Wärtsilä power plant built in 2011 in Samsun, on the Black Sea coast of Turkey. The capacity of the plant was extended to 145 MW in 2013, and was built to operate mainly in baseload mode to supply reliable power to the grid. When this latest extension is completed, it will mainly be for grid stability operations. The reliability of the Turkish power system is very much dependent on having sufficient flexible power available for grid stability.