Toshiba Expands Green Footprint in Turkey

TOKYO—Toshiba Corporation (TOKYO: 6502) has won a major order to supply a flash steam turbine system and generator (STG) for Unit 2 of the Kizildere III Geothermal Power Plant in Turkey. Zorlu Energy, an independent power producer and member of Turkey's Zorlu Energy Group, will construct the plant in Kizildere, in the Aydin province of West Anatolia, Turkey. Toshiba will deliver the generation equipment in July 2017. Support for this major low-emission project will allow Toshiba to expand its green footprint in Turkey and support Turkey in deploying low-carbon power solutions.

Energy consumption in Turkey is growing fast, driven by population growth and economic development, and both the government and the private sector are promoting projects to increase capacity. Toshiba concluded a memorandum of understanding (MOU) with Zorlu Energy Group in January this year, covering construction of geothermal, thermal and hydro power plants. Toshiba and Zorlu Energy Group have successfully worked together on past projects, and will continue to cooperate in developing Turkey's power sector under the scope of the MOU.