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POWER USTDA-Funded Study Advances TBK 16MW Geothermal Power Plant

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Client: Turcas BM/USTDA
Location: Turkey

With more than 3,100 MW of proven geothermal capacity, Turkey has the seventh largest geothermal potential in the world. To date, only about 10% of the country’s geothermal potential has been tapped and the country has multiple geothermal projects in various stages of development.

Turcas BM Kuyucak Geothermal Power Inc. (TBK), a Turkish joint venture, received a grant from the U.S. Trade and Development Agency to confirm the technical and financial feasibility for the construction of a 16 MW geothermal power facility in Pamukören, Turkey. TBK selected POWER Engineers to conduct the study which provided key technical, financial, and development information.

POWER’s final report incorporated a project geothermal resource assessment, plant/gathering system/transmission interconnection assessment, preliminary environmental assessment and economic assessment. POWER coordinated the efforts of four subcontractors to complete the detailed feasibility assessment under a tight four-month deadline for submittal of the draft report.

The preliminary environmental assessment evaluated the project’s permitting requirements, risk mitigation strategy and schedule required to complete the environmental scope in accordance with Turkish standards and Equator Principles.

Based on POWER’s study, TBK moved forward with the project. Procurement was expected to being in January 2016. The facility is expected to be commercially operational by September 2017.