A leading global manufacturer of acrylic fibres is set to modernize its on-site power supply with a new steam turbine-based genset.

Turkey’s Aksa Akrilik Kimya Sanayii AŞ (AKSA) has ordered the 99 MW genset from MAN Diesel & Turbo for installation at its main production site (pictured) in Yalova near Istanbul, one of the largest acrylic fibre production sites in the world.

The new genset is planned to come online in 2017, replacing an existing installation to provide power and process steam for the factory.

Abdullah Ocak, AKSA’s Energy Sales & Planning Manager, said: ‘AKSA is interested in exploring opportunities aimed at decreasing production costs while meeting an internally growing steam demand. The complex control of the steam supply to our acrylic fibre production is very important for highest quality of our products. MAN offered the best flexible solution for the process steam supply and best efficiency of generating electricity with a preferable maintenance contract.’