Decentralized power generation solutions provider Wärtsilä has signed agreements to supply the equipment for three gas-fuelled cogeneration plants under construction in Turkey. The new plants are scheduled to be operational in the spring and summer of 2010.

Wärtsilä is to supply the equipment for the Naksan power plant project in Gaziantep, located close to the Syrian border in the southeast of Turkey. A second installation is for the Marmara Pamuklu power station in Corlu, close to Tekirdag, located in the northwest of Turkey. Most recently, the company has been contracted to supply equipment for the H.G. Enerji power plant project in Gediz, in the province of Kütahya in the Aegean region of the country.

The Naksan power plant project is being developed by Naksan Plastik San Ve Tic A/S, which will use the electricity and heat generated by the plant for its own packaging manufacturing processes. Any surplus electricity will be sold to the national grid. Wärtsilä will supply the engineering and equipment, consisting of two Wärtsilä 20V34SG engines running on gas, as well as the compressed air system, radiators and charge air filters. The combined output will be approximately 18 MW.

The second contract is for three Wärtsilä 20V34SG engines to be installed in an extension to the Marmara Pamuklu power station in Corlu, Turkey. The engines will be run on natural gas and will have a combined output of 25 MW. The contract has been awarded by Marmara Pamuklu Mensucat San ve Tic A/S, a textile and paper producer which will use heat from the power plant for its paper and combined cycle processing. The electricity generated will be sold to the national grid. Wärtsilä supplied the generating equipment for the company’s original power plant, and this latest extension will bring the total output of the plant to 78 MWe, including 6 MWe from a steam turbine.

The latest project contract has been placed by H.G.Enerji Elektrik Üretimi Sanayi Ve Ticaret AS, a company specialising in textiles. The order consists of six Wärtsilä 20V34SG engines running on gas and producing a total output of 50 MW, plus all ancillary equipment with the exception of the boiler. The electricity generated will be sold to the national grid.