Turboden builds Croatia’s first geothermal plant

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Turkish firm MB Holding will build Croatia’s first geothermal power plant, a 16.5 MW ORC solution based on a single axial multi-stage ORC turbine designed by Turboden, a group company of Mitsubishi Heavy Industries (MHI), leader in Organic Rankine Cycle (ORC) turbogenerators production for distributed power generation from renewable sources and waste heat.

After winning a bid in January 2015, MB Holding holds the permit to construct the country’s first geothermal plant.

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“Croatia’s 35 percent of electricity will be provided by renewable sources after 2020” – said Muharrem Balat, chairman of MB Holding -. “We have selected Turboden among the possible suppliers because they will provide 10% higher revenues by means of optimized solution for our project, together with the reliability of the brand”.

The plant will be completed and fully functional within the end of 2016, generating electric power from a medium enthalpy geothermal source. Turboden will be responsible for the Engineering, Procurement and Construction of the equipment.

Thanks to Turboden’s 35 years of experience in ORC turbogenerator design, Turboden is providing the best-optimized configuration for the specific geothermal resource in order to maximize the return of the project. The Turboden geothermal module running on proprietary design axial multi-stage turbine grants outstanding efficiency and availability, allowing the highest benefits for the customer.