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MEETING THE DEMAND
A construction conglomerate based out of Istanbul, ENKA has been supplying 13 percent of Turkey’s electricity since 2002, and has placed the first order for GE’s 9F Advanced Gas Path (AGP) technology for 10 of its gas turbines at the Gebze, Adapazar and İzmir power plants—a milestone for both companies. Working with GE’s Power Services business, ENKA is expected to deliver a total of up to approximately 150 additional megawatts (MW) of power, enough to generate electricity for more than 200,000 additional households in Turkey. The project also includes an extension of ENKA’s Parts and Services Agreement (PSA) with GE.
ENKA also expects to lower its emissions footprint with the installation of the AGP solution in tandem with GE’s Dry Low NOx (DLN) 2.6+ combustion system upgrade. Upon completion of this program, ENKA plants will reach over 57 percent combined efficiency. The AGP upgrade helps ENKA harness the power of big data and the Industrial Internet to ensure each turbine is running optimally at all times. Additionally, ENKA will reduce fuel consumption, extend their maintenance intervals and the life of their turbines. Best of all, this upgrade lets ENKA gain the flexibility to take advantage of the country’s diversified energy storage portfolio, which includes plentiful wind power.
This project is ENKA’s contribution to help meet Turkey’s 2023 Centennial Vision, which includes goals of increasing efficiency of the country’s energy sector while reducing its carbon footprint. ENKA and GE are committed to accelerating Turkey’s industrial growth by driving infrastructure investment, as well as localizing GE’s expertise and technology to help build capabilities, develop human capital, and create job opportunities. By collaborating on new technology adoption, GE and ENKA are working side by side to maintain Turkey’s role as a global epicenter.