GE and Turkish firm Gama Power Systems have been awarded a contract by Akenerji to build a 900 MW gas fired combined-cycle power plant (CCGT) in the district of Erzin, in Turkey’s Mediterranean province of Hatay.
 
The partnership offered a fixed-price and time-bound energy performance certificate and the power plant is expected to be active in 2014. The Erzin power plant will be equipped according to the highest technological standards, the companies said, adding that the plant is also intended to efficiently meet the flexible operation needs market conditions require.
 
The plant will be equipped with a developed burning system and will comply with carbon emission criteria as well as European Union standards.
 
GE will undertake supply of the main energy generation equipment such as gas and steam turbines and boilers, while Gama will be responsible for engineering services, construction and electro-mechanical installations, as well as the supply of all the other related equipment and systems.
 
The GE, Gama consortium has taken part in the construction of a number of power plants, all of which are “Build EPC” and represent an energy generation capacity totaling 2000 MW. The consortium recently completed construction on two CCGTs in Ireland and Russia.