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Heidenheim, Baden-Württemberg, Germany, 2013/08/06 - Voith has received a major order for equipping the new hydropower plant Upper Kaleköy in Turkey. The company will be delivering three Francis turbines each rated at 202 MW as well as the associated equipment - Voith.com. FSE: VO2A
The project on behalf of the energy supplier Kalehan Enerji is realized by a consortium, the total order volume for Voith amounts to more than €30 million. The new project Upper Kaleköy as part of a cascade of four storage plants is the second project on the Murat River in Eastern Turkey: Voith currently also implements Beyhan-1 hydropower plant, which is situated further downstream and also part of a consortium.
Turkey is a highly promising hydropower market: nearly half of the approximately 100 power stations installed in Turkey during the first half of 2013 are hydroelectric plants. The technically feasible hydropower potential is estimated with about 60,000 MW. With an installed output of approximately 20,000 MW, only one third of this capacity is being utilized at present.
Voith has been active in the Turkish hydropower market for more than 75 years and has so far put more than 100 projects into practice. The company has an own office in Ankara to be present locally and close to the customers on the Turkish market.
The Importance of Hydropower
Hydropower is the largest, oldest and also most reliable form of renewable energy generation. Worldwide it makes an indispensable contribution to stable power supplies and hence to economic and social development - in industrial countries and also in rapidly growing regions. At the same time, hydropower significantly contributes to climate-protecting energy genera-tion. Voith has been a leading supplier of this technology since the early beginning of hydropower utilization, and continuously develops and improves this technology.
About Voith AG
Voith (voith.com) sets standards in the markets energy, oil & gas, paper, raw materials and transport & automotive. Founded in 1867, Voith employs almost more than 42,000 people, generates €5.7 billion in sales, operates in over 50 countries around the world and is today one of the biggest family-owned companies in Europe.