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Damlapinar hydropower project in Turkey begins commercial operations

Commercial operations have begun at the 16-MW Damlapinar hydropower plant on the Goksu River in Karaman, Turkey, wire services reported.

The hydro plant is owned and operated by AES-IC Ictas Energy, a 51 percent AES owned joint venture. The project cost was $65 million, according to wire reports.

The 16-MW Damlapinar facility includes two 8.2-MW Francis turbines.

In other news, international technology group Andritz recently won a contract with a total value of approximately 340 million euros (US$417.4 million) to supply electromechanical equipment as part of the construction of the Ilisu hydropower station in Turkey.

Andritz Hydro's scope of supply includes six Francis turbines, each with an output of 200 MW, six generators, additional equipment, as well as engineering services.

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