Kalecik Heavy Fuel Oil Power Plant in Northern Cyprus started production in 2003 with two units and a total installed capacity of 35 MW. More units were commissioned over time to meet the rising energy demand in a seamless fashion, thus bringing the total installed capacity up to 153 MW. The plant has six Wärtsilä 18V46 diesel turbines each with a capacity of 17.8 MW.
The plant’s combined cycle conversion was completed in the third quarter of 2011, and six Aalborg boilers and one Dresser-Rand turbine with a capacity of 13.5 MW were commissioned. The plant has a DeSOx flue gas cleaning system.
The five-year contract signed in 2003 with the national electricity authority KIB-TEK was extended in 2009 for 15+3 years until 2027. The power plant has been engaging in USD-denominated purchase guaranteed sales since 2003.