Enerjisa choses Alstom as supplier of hydropower equipment

Paris, November 30, 2010 – Enerjisa Power Generation Co., a joint venture of Turkish Sabancı Holding and the Austrian Verbund has signed a contract with Alstom, the world’s leading supplier of hydropower equipment and services, to supply, erect and commission the electro-mechanical equipment for the Arkun hydropower plant on the Çoruh River.

Arkun HEPP will be Enerjisa’s biggest hydropower plant in terms of installed capacity, 236 MW. Arkun will provide Turkey with 800 GWh of locally produced, renewable energy and generate sufficient power to provide electricity to around 460,000 homes, contributing to helping Turkey meet its environmental goals and to improving its energy security.

Under the terms of the contract Alstom will engineer, supply and install three 76.6 MW vertical Francis hydropower turbines (totaling 228 MW), inlet valves, three generators as well as the plant’s switchyard, control system and balance of plant.

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