Turkey’s first energy generation plant which will generate energy from Waste Heat using the technology of ‘Organic Rankine Cycle’ project will be carried out by CTP Team Italy.

CTP Team Italy signed a turnkey contract for the Energy Generation from Waste Heat project of Cimko Narli Cement Plant, a subsidiary of Sanko Holding, in March 2018. With the Organic Rankine Cycle System which will be applied for the first time in Turkey, the wasted gas from the furnace cooling system will allow the 7 MW Turbo Generator generating electricity by evaporating the organic fluid which feeds the system. The energy plant to be installed will provide approximately 12% of the current plant’s electricity needs, with an annual efficiency of 7920 hours and annual energy of 36 million KWh. The plant is scheduled to start operating in the first part of 2019.

After the signatures, CTP Team Assistant General Manager Acelya ARIK and Sales Director Marco Ernesto DONGHI stated that: ‘The project will be the first project based on ORC technology with a thermal oil loop in Turkey for heat recovery from the cement industry. Our cement customers are trying to reduce operating cost in the sector and electricity is one of the highest cost in OPEX. Cement producers already know the advantages of a heat recovery system: decrease electricity cost in the electricity bill; the increase of competitiveness in international arena, and no additional fuel consumption. The annual energy production will be higher than 30 GWh/year entirely consumed by the cement plant. From an environmental point of view, the avoided CO2 emission will be about 15,000 ton/year and additionally, no water will be consumed in the WHR plant. It means that, we will generate energy without consuming natural resources by using organic fluid instead of water while preventing waste heat from being released into the air. Since, this project is the first ORC-based heat recovery plant in Turkish cement factory, it will be an important milestone that will push further heat recovery projects in this field’