Lower Kalekoey, Turkey

Work on home straight

In May 2020, the first unit of Lower Kalekoey, Turkey, was successful synchronized. The unit is in operation and the reliability run was successfully completed in June 2020. The second unit was successful synchronized end of October 2020. Erection of the last unit was completed beginning of November and the unit was successfully synchronized end of November 2020.

The total capacity of Lower Kalekoey amounts to 500 MW. The hydropower
plant will produce about 1,200 GWh of electrical energy per year, thus providing important support to the Turkish grid.

© Kalehan Energy Group

As a member of an international consortium, ANDRITZ Hydro received a contract from the privately-owned Kalehan Genç Enerji Üretim A.S., part of the Kalehan Energy Group, to supply the electro-mechanical equipment for the Lower Kalekoey hydropower plant on the Murat River.

The scope of supply includes design, manufacturing, installation and commissioning of three 186 MVA generators and all associated equipment. Each of the three main generators for the plant weighs more than 535 tonnes. Moreover, the contractual scope of work covers excitation and monitoring systems for the three main units, as well as for an environmental unit which will generate power from ecological water flows.

The total capacity of Lower Kalekoey amounts to 500 MW and the hydropower plant will produce about 1,200 GWh of electrical energy per year, thus providing important support to the Turkish grid.

Picture taken in Jan 2020 before COVID.


Technical Details

Total output:

500 MW


3 × 186 MVA


88 m


14.4 kV


166.7 rpm

Stator Diameter:

10,800 mm

Av. annual production:

1,200 GWh


Author: Joachim Schwaiger

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