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Commercial operations at 670MW Deriner hydropower plant in Turkey to commence in February 2013

CTBR Staff Writer Published 11 December 2012

Turkey is expected to commence commercial production at the 670MW Deriner hydropower plant in February 2013, consequent to the wrapping up of ongoing tests at the site.

Construction of the plant was undertaken by a consortium of developers including ABB, Sulzer AG, Stucky SA, Technostroyexport and Erg Insaat.

The $1.4bn worth plant is one of the 10 projects on the Coruh River and is expected to produce 2.12 billion kWh per annum.

Ankara-based State Hydraulics Works, known as DSI, which manages river- projects for the nation, will transfer the operation of the plant to government-run producer Elektrik Uretim.

Construction of this project was started in 1997 and is scheduled to be inaugurated on 12 December 2012 by the Turkish Prime Minister, reported Bloomberg.