The 102 MW turnkey scheme is scheduled to be completed by end of 2013 and will generate enough electricity to power 150,000 Turkish homes.
"Turkey is a very exciting market", said Dr. Artur Pfeiffer, CEO of Voith Hydro in Turkey, on the occasion of the contract signature: "We experience increasing energy needs along with high economic growth rates. Given Turkey's hydro potential, the construction of Kargi is a consistent step in a strategy towards green energy. We are very proud that Statkraft again relies on Voith Hydro's long experience in this sector."
Being the consortium leader Voith Hydro is responsible for the engineering, supply and commissioning of two vertical Francis turbines with a rated capacity of 51.8 MW each. The scope of supply furthermore involves generators, inlet valves, and plant control systems.
Located in the Corum province, northeast of the Turkish capital Ankara, Kargi hydro power plant is Statkraft's second power plant in Turkey. The plant will utilize the water of the Kizilirmak, Turkey's longest river. The project is developed by Akel Enerji A.S., a subsidiary of Statkraft Enerji A.S., which is owned 100% by Statkraft A.S.
Voith Hydro is a Group Division of Voith and - with a workforce of currently almost 4,700 employees and an order intake of almost 1,3 billion Euros in the business year 2008/2009 - belongs to the world-wide leading companies for hydro power equipment.
Voith is a global leader in the paper, energy, mobility and service industries. Founded on 1st January 1867, Voith employs 39,000 people, and has sales of EURO 5,1 billion. Operating from 280 locations worldwide, Voith is one of Europe's largest family-owned companies.