VA TECH WABAG Brno: industrial water treatment for the Yunus Emre power plant in Turkey


VA TECH WABAG Brno has landed an important export success with an industrial water treatment order for the new Yunus Emre power plant in Turkey. The order has been allocated by Vítkovice Power Engineering as the general contractor and has a value in excess of EUR 7 million. Contract signing took place in October 2012.

A new thermal power plant with a capacity of 2×145 MW is currently under construction in the Turkish province of Eskisehir. This plant will generate more than 1 per cent of total national energy output and thus make a significant contribution to meeting the country’s power requirements. The Czech Export Bank is helping to finance the project and is therefore able to assist exports by domestic companies. Consequently, Vítkovice Power Engineering is coordinating the construction of the power plant as the general contractor and has allocated major sections of the water treatment system to VA TECH WABAG Brno, which is a highly experienced specialist in this field.

The WABAG order, which covers design, supply, installation and start-up, consists of four lots comprised by chemical water treatment, the dosing of chemicals in the water-steam circuit, raw water pre-treatment and condensate polishing. The WABAG water treatment systems at the Yunus Emre power plant will clean a total of around 900m3 of raw water per hour, whereby 40m3 will be available as boiler feed water and 850m3 as cooling water for power plant operation.

Yunus Emre will be the first Turkish power plant to meet both the criteria of the EU and the Kyoto Protocol and is scheduled to go on the public grid in 2015.