$900m is to be invested in an 840 MW combined cycle gas-fired power plant that is set to provide 2.5 per cent of Turkey’s electricity.

The GAMA Enerji-owened CCGT plant in Kirikkale is also expected to power more than 50 per cent of Ankara’s needs when it becomes fully operational in 2016.

Backed by five Turkish banks, the EPC Contract for the project was signed with the consortium formed by GAMA Power Systems and GE Energy in September 2013.

The power plant will be a modern state-of-the art plant using the latest engineering technology: GE STAG 209 9FB with a 35 year design-life.

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