Following ENKA’s contract awards to GEA Heat Exchangers for the Erbil and Sulaymaniyah power stations in the north of Iraq, the leading Turkish construction company ENKA has for the third time made a choice for two air-cooled condensers from GEA Heat Exchangers. As with the two previous power stations, the gas turbine power stations operated by Mass Global Holding Ltd. – this time in Duhouk, near the northern border of Iraq – will be converted to combined cycle power plants (steam and gas).
GEA Heat Exchangers obtained the order for planning and delivery of the air-cooled condensers, with project execution in the hands of its subsidiary GEA Energietechnik. The air-cooled condensers are scheduled to go into operation in 2015.
“We are pleased that we succeeded in convincing our customer by our previous good collaboration and our professional project management of the two previous projects. And we are happy to deliver the third facility of this type and size to ENKA,” said Christoph Michel, Segment President of GEA Heat Exchangers.
In regions with dry climate and water shortage, dry cooling systems, with their minimal water consumption, are ideal for power plants. This is possible because air-cooled condensers liquefy the turbine steam by means of ambient air, and the resulting condensate remains in the water-steam cycle of the power plant.