Cornerstone of Turkish energy supply
With strong economic growth in Turkey in recent years, energy consumption has risen significantly.
Until now, the country has relied heavily on energy from gas and lignite. However, the Turkish government is increasingly supporting the expansion of hydropower as a source of energy. One of the largest storage power stations in the country is currently being built in eastern Turkey. This type of hydroelectric power station enables the energy derived from reservoir water to be converted into electricity on demand.
Beyhan-1 is the first of four planned Kalehan Enerji storage power stations on the Murat River. With an installed capacity of around 600 megawatts (MW), it is also one of the largest power stations in Turkey and will make an important contribution to future energy supply. From mid-2015, a further 1,250 gigawatt hours (GWh) of renewable energy will be fed into the Turkish electrical grid from clean hydroelectric power each year.
The entire Beyhani Kaleköy hydroelectric power project development scheme is privately funded. It includes construction of four dams and power stations (Beyhan-1, Beyhan-2, Lower Kaleköy and Upper Kaleköy) built at various levels on Murat River. Water will be stored in a reservoir for each of the storage power stations and conveyed through penstocks into the powerhouse as required. The overall capacity of the project will be 1,855 MW, with an annual power output of 4,280 GWh.
Engineering and consultancy firm Pöyry is supporting the client Kalehan Enerji with project planning services and coordination of the E&M (electrics and machine construction) consortium. As the numerous parties involved in the project collaborate from different locations, and as large volumes of data are created within a short period of time, documents need to be managed centrally. For this purpose, Pöyry decided to use the cross-enterprise collaboration platform think project!. It also plans to manage shipment management and as-built documentation on think project! in the future.
- Power & Water
- Project type
- Plant construction
- Asset owner/ Client
- Kalehan Enerji
- Contract partner
- Pöyry Energy GmbH