Mott MacDonald has been appointed owner’s engineer by Icanadolu Doğalgaz Elektrik Üretim ve Ticaret A. Ş. – a subsidiary of Gama Enerji A. Ş. – for a new 840MW combined cycle gas turbine power plant in Kirikkale, Central Anatolia, Turkey. The approximately US$900 million facility is being developed to meet the region’s growing electricity demand and has the capacity to provide over 50% of the electricity in Ankara.
The project represents one of the largest investments in Turkey in recent years. The state-of-the art power plant will use a highly-efficient and economical General Electric combined cycle system, comprising gas and steam turbines, generators and heat recovery steam generators and controls. Mott MacDonald will review and verify the power plant’s design, carry out factory inspections and monitor construction on site.
Cetin Atmaca, Mott MacDonald’s power manager for Turkey, said: “We are delighted to be working on such a prestigious project with Gama Enerji. It has been extremely satisfying as we have been involved in the project throughout its development, supporting Gama Enerji’s project team.”
“Mott MacDonald has been established in Turkey for a number of years. This new project at Kirikkale will feature substantial involvement from our office in Istanbul, which is also working on a number of other power projects in the country,” Cetin added.
The project is due to be completed by the end of 2016.