Turkey: GE gets turbine and generator overhaul project in TPP Yatagan

, SEE Energy News

General Electric (GE) will perform revitalization of coal-fired thermal power plant Yatagan located in Mugla in Southwestern Turkey, said the statement from Bereket Energy, the company which operates the plant.

The statement said that the company has signed an agreement with GE in order to modernize three steam turbines and plant’s generators. This will increase the installed capacity of modernized unit from current 180 MW to 228 MW. The revitalization project will also raise the plant’s service capacity to 8,000 hours per year and will extend its operational life by additional 15 years.

This is GE’s first revitalization project in Turkey and the company will deliver the set of three steam turbines and generators gradually between March 2017 and March 2018. The statement said that the first revitalized unit will be put into operation in June 2017 at the latest.

Coal-fired TPP Yatagan has power output of 630 MW and the plant has been privatized in 2014, transmits Serbia-energy.eu