MetCap Energy Investments will use GE's FlexEfficiency technology for its new integrated renewables combined cycle (IRCC) power plant planned to be constructed inKaraman, Turkey.

The plant will enable flexible operation by integrating a next-generation 50 Hz 9FB Gas Turbine, a steam turbine, a generator, 22 MW of GE wind turbines and 50 MW of eSolar concentrated solar thermal tower technology, all integrated by a GE Mark VIe plant control system.

The plant is expected to have a power generation capacity of 530MW, which is sufficient to power more than 600,000 homes.

Gama Power Systems Engineering and Contracting has been selected to provide engineering, procurement and construction services.

The plant is expected to begin commercial operations in 2015.

GE Energy thermal products president and CEO Paul Browning said that the at MetCap’s site conditions, they expect to achieve 69%plant efficiency.

MetCap Energy Investments chairman Celal Metin said this plant will have zero liquid discharge, low emissions and a rapid-response, 28-minute start capability.

This is made possible using an integrated controls system that provides single-button start for all of the elements of the IRCC power plant.