Two more large contracts with a combined value of $335 million have been signed by the Turkish Electricity Authority (TEK). They are for the expansion of thermal power plants fuelled by lignite (brown coal), including the installation of flue gas desulphurisation (FGD) units (MEED 11:2:94).

A contract valued at about $250 million has been signed for the Kangal plant by a consortium comprising Japan’s Mitsubishi Corporation, Hungary’s Transelektro, the locals Gama and Simko, and Germany’s Siemens and Koh. The contract calls for the installation of an additional 150-MW boiler and turbine, together with an FGD system for the whole plant, located in Sivas province.

Gama, in joint venture with the US’ Babcock & Wilcox, has also signed a contract valued at about $85 million to install additional boilers together with an FGD system at the Kemerkoy thermal power station.

TEK is still evaluating bids for the Yatagan thermal power station, where a venture of Japan’s Marubeni Corporation with Ishikawajima-Harima Heavy Industries (IHI) and the local Tokar submitted the lowest alternative quote of $66.2 million in October. The second and third lowest bidders were close behind (MEED 29:10:93).