- LOCATION: ISTANBUL (ODAYERI AND KÖMÜRCÜODA SITES), TURKEY
- STATUS: ONE PLANT IN OPERATION, TWO UNDER CONSTRUCTION
- APPLICATION: WASTE TO ENERGY
- CUSTOMER: ORTADOĞU ENERJI
- DESCRIPTION: WASTE TO ENERGY PROCESS FROM LANDFILL GAS
- MODEL: 3 x TURBODEN 22 HRS ACC
- POWER: 3 x 2.3 MWe
- WATER TEMPERATURE (IN/OUT): ACC
Ortadoğu Group has commenced its commercial life in the construction and logistics field in 1981, eventually expanding to the health sector with the “Memorial Hospital” project and in the energy sector through Ortadoğu Enerji. Lounched in 2007, Ortadoğu Enerji started its investment with the Landfill Gas Electricity Energy Production plant of Odayeri - İstanbul in 2009, which became Europe’s largest plant and took place in the top ten of the world.
In their two power production plants of Istanbul (Odayeri – 45 MW, Kömürcüoda – 17 MW) Ortadoğu Enerji employs gas motors to transform the landill gas to electrical power; as second output, the gas motors produce exhaust gas at about 400°C which is dissipated in the atmosphere. Ortadoğu were looking for a solution to convert the heat of the exhaust gas into electrical power in order to increase both the electrical energy production and plant’s global efficiency.
Turboden supplies three 2.5 MWe ORC unit, Turboden 22 HRS with air cooled condenser. The heat of the exhaust gasses will be recovered through an heat exchanger with thermal oil, one for each of the gas motors. For each of the two sites, the oil heated up in each heat exchanger will be conveyed into one thermal oil boiler that will feed the ORC units. The Turboden modules will produce electrical power that will be sold to the grid; as cooling media it will be used ambient air through air-cooled condenser units, specifically tailored for the ORC units. Two units will be installed in the Odayeri site and one in the Kömürcüoda site. Turboden ORC technology has been preferred to other ORC solutions for the higher electrical efficiency and the low operational costs. Turboden’s availability to design tailored-made units that fit narrow spaces in the existing plant also paid an important role.