Metso receives a order from Zorlu Energy in Turkey for a geothermal energy plant

Metso has received a large order for flow control technology from Zorlu Energy Companies Group in Turkey. The company is building a new 45 MW geothermal power plant in Manisa-Alasehir, located about 560 km southwest of Ankara.

Metso’s reliable valve solutions featuring high control performance and control accuracy will play a significant role in extracting geothermal energy from the heat of the Earth.

Zorlu Energy Companies Group owns a license to operate the Manisa-Alasehir geothermal area with wide untapped resources until 2040. The first geothermal power plant in the region now under construction is scheduled to go into commercial operation in October 2015 and produce electricity for the national grid.

Metso’s delivery scope to the plant includes control and on-off valves, consisting of almost 100 butterfly, globe, segment and ball valves ranging from 1” to 54” in size from the Neles, Neles Globe and Jamesbury product portfolios. The delivery also includes site services and spares.

The order is included in the fourth quarter 2014 orders received by Metso. The value of the order will not be disclosed.

Reliable, high-performance valve technology

“The benefits of Metso’s flow control technology in extracting geothermal energy include high performance, availability and capacity as well as a minimal maintenance need and environmental friendliness. We will also support the customer with life-cycle services,” says Cansu Gürbüz, Key Account Manager, Geothermals, Turkey, Flow Control, Metso.

Metso has a long track record of delivering engineered performance and reliability to the power and oil & gas industries with leading brands Neles®, Jamesbury® and Mapag®. In more than 90 years, Metso has delivered globally millions of valves, control valves and on-off valves, and has become one of the leading suppliers of intelligent valve controllers. All of this is backed by field service expertise from currently over 55 Metso’s automation service hubs and over 40 valve service centers around the world. Metso’s valve technology and supply centers are located in Finland, the US, Germany, China, South Korea, India and Brazil.

Zorlu Energy Companies Group is part of Zorlu Holding, one of Turkey’s leading multisector corporate groups. It owns and operates 500 MW of thermal, 115 MW of hydro, 95 MW of geothermal and 135 MW of wind power plants in Turkey.