Toshiba is set to supply a flash steam turbine system and generator for a geothermal power project in Turkey after winning the contract from independent power producer Zorlu Energy.

Toshiba’s 72 MW flash steam turbine generator system is to be delivered in December to the 95 MW Kizildere III plant, which is under development in the Anatolian province of Aydin, around 150 km from the Aegean Sea.

Kizildere III is a high-efficiency triple flash combined-cycle geothermal power plant, Turkey’s largest and one of the biggest such plants in Europe and the Middle East. It is planned to be operational in 2017. 

The plant will integrate a 72 MW flash steam generation system that uses steam under high pressure, and an approximately 23 MW binary cycle power generation system that uses flash turbine exhaust steam to vaporize a working fluid with a lower boiling point to drive a turbine.

Toshiba will supply the flash steam turbine generator system, while the binary system will be supplied by US-based Ormat Technologies. The two firms have also partnered on other geothermal projects under a collaboration agreement signed in last year.

Turkey’s government aims to reach a target of 2500 MW of installed geothermal power capacity by 2023. It currently boasts an installed capacity of 620 MW.