IGC Turkey 2018 – Last Day for Reduced Prices! – Program Released

IGC Turkey 2018
Alexander Richter 6 Mar 2018

Today is the last day of regular registration for the IGC Turkey Geothermal Congress & Exhibition taking place March 14-15, 2018. The event further has released the program for the event.

IGC Turkey 2018 – 3rd International Geothermal Energy Congress & Exhibition takes place on March 14-15, 2018 in Sheraton Ankara Hotel & Convention Center, featuring an extensive program. The World Bank Group is co-hosting the IGC Turkey Congress and our co-partners are EGEC European Geothermal Energy Council, ISPAT The Republic of Turkey Prime Ministry Investment Support and Promotion Agency, JESDER Geothermal Power Plant Investors Association of Turkey, JKBB The Union of Municipalities with Geothermal Resources and TJD Geothermal Association of Turkey.

Last reduced price will end March 6, 2018. Register Now!

Held this year in the capital of Turkey, the two-day event will bring together representatives from developers, operators, suppliers, government, municipalities and authorities in the Sheraton Convention Center in Ankara. The conference will discuss feed-in tariffs and funding schemes, economy of scale and cost reduction potentials, explore prospects for the development of heat and electricity producing plants, and discuss challenges and solutions after drilling and during operation. There will also be a specific emphasis on financing and funding for geothermal projects in Turkey.

Meet 400+ delegates to discuss the challenges of the most interesting geothermal market between Europe and Middle East. The congress provides a forum for Turkish and international players in the sector and those interested to engage in exploring opportunities for involvement. With synchronous translation for Turkish to English and English to Turkish, the congress is accessible to both Turkish and international participants.

Turkish Airlines is the official airline of “IGC Turkey 2018” and special discounts are offered on certain booking classes. In order to proceed with the online booking tool for Turkish Conventions please visit the Turkish Conventions website and use the event code “019TKH18” under delegate section.

For accommodation IGC Turkey participants will have special prices at Sheraton Ankara Hotel. Please click the link to book your room for IGC Turkey 2018 special Prices:

Congress Host, Partners & Sponsors

  • Co-Host: The World Bank Group
  • MW Sponsors: EGESIM & Atlas Copco, Exergy ORC, ORMAT
  • kW Sponsors: Bordrill Drilling, GMK Energy, Oceanmec Energy International, PowerChem, Schlumberger
  • Organizers: JeotermalHaberler (Turkey), ThinkGeoEnergy (Iceland), Enerchange GmbH (Germany)

For sponsorship & exhibition opportunities please contact us until March 7.

Eren Gunuc – (Turkish,English,German), +90 533 342 5783

Program: 14 March 2018 – IGC Turkey 2018 – Workshop Day

14:00 – 14:20 Partners Opening and Introduction

Paul Doany – CEO of Turk Telekom
Another speakers will announced soon

14:30 – 16:00 Workshop IA: World Bank’s Risk Sharing Mechanism (RSM)

At the Workshop on the Risk Sharing Mechanism (RSM) presentations will be given by the World Bank, TKB and the technical consultant that has been contracted to support TKB in the preparation and management of the RSM. The goal of the workshop is to give geothermal developers active in geothermal exploration in Turkey an overview of the structure, terms and conditions of the RSM, the nature of the information beneficiaries need present in their applications for partial cost coverage by the RSM, and the timeline of the preparation of the RSM, specifically when the first round of applications will be launched.The Workshop is translated simultaneously from English to Turkish and vice versa.

Yasemin Örücü – The World Bank
Ruken Öztekin -RSM Unit Manager at Turkish Development Bank
RSM Consultant – Speaker will be announced soon

14:30 – 16:00 Workshop IIA: OCEANMEC Energy International Workshop

Oceanmec Energy International is a 100% wholly owned Turkish company located in Aydin/Germencik. Oceanmec Energy International is the company with the most diverse services in Turkey, supplying solutions to the growing needs of the energy sector since 2009.

Workshop main title : “Nationalization of Advanced Technologies for Geothermal Operations”‘
Nathan Drader – Oceanmec – Advanced Directional Drilling Techniques
Emrah Ye?ilyurt – Oceanmec – Geothermal Drilling Applications
Ahmet Yasin Tuna – Oceanmec – Well Test and Completion Steps in Geothermal Wells

14:30 – 16:00 Workshop IIIA: Testing Geothermal Wells

After drilling a well, testing is an important issue for the power plant design. It is important to know about the quality and stability of the water and the reservoir. Several speakers introduce here different testing procedures.

Dr. Füsun Tut Haklidir – Bilgi University – Hydrogeochemical Characterization and Gas Contents of High Temperature Geothermal Systems in Western Anatolia
James Lovekin – GeothermEx Schlumberger – Electric Submersible Pump (ESP) Technology and Well Testing in Geothermal Applications

16:00 – 16:30 Coffee Break

16:30 – 18:00 Workshop IB: Financing Geothermal Projects

The workshop shows different perspectives on financing geothermal projects.
Philippe Dumas – EGEC – Financial schemes adapted to market maturity: example in Europe
Didem Solak – TSKB (Industrial Development Bank of Turkey)

16:30 – 18:00 Workshop IIA: International Projects

This Workshop introduces different International Projects. One focus will be on EGS, the experiences and actual projects.
Joerg Baumgaertner – BESTEC – 25 years experience with EGS – what can be done, where are limitations ?
James Lovekin – GeothermEx Schlumberger – FORGE EGS Demonstration – Progress at Fallon, Nevada, USA

16:00 – 18:05 Workshop IIIB: WING Women in Geothermal Workshop

The IGC Turkey is glad to announce a Woman In Geothermal (WING) Workshop for the first time. All interested IGC participants might join this workshop which is in Turkish. Please find here the program overview:

Umut Destegül Solaro?lu – Spero – Welcome & Presentation on WING
Yeliz Aras – Oceanmec – Wing Introduction Video
Dr. Fatma Gülmez – Sis Enerji Üretim – Sectoral Employment
Raziye ?engün – Zorlu Energy – Being Women in Geothermal and Kizildere GEPP
Perihan Cengiz – Oceanmec – NCG analysis
Gülcan Yavuz Karadas – GMK Energy – GEPP power plant design

19:00 – 22:00 IGC Lounge

Join us for some drinks in an ambient atmosphere to discuss and network with other players of the Turkish Geothermal Industry.

Program: 15 March IGC Turkey 2018 Congress Day

9:00 – 10:30 Welcome and Greeting

Johannes Zutt – World Bank Country Director
Philippe Dumas – EGEC

11.00 – 13.00 Forum I: Support Mechanisms for Geothermal Energy

The feed-in tariff for the geothermal electricity production is running out in 2020. In cooperation with JESDER this forum will show different incentive schemes worldwide and the economy of geothermal projects.

Philippe Dumas – EGEC – Support schemes for geothermal: the right scheme for my market
Volkan Aslanoglu – METU – Cost Reduction Analysis of Geothermal Well Construction
Ali Kindap – Zorlu Enerji – Economy of Geothermal Projects
Ufuk ?entürk – JESDER – Geothermal Energy and Supports in the World and Turkey

11:00 – 13:00 Forum II: Avoiding CO2 Emissions & Environmental Impact

Alexander Richter – IGA – Geothermal Sustainability Assessment Protocol (GSAP)
Ceren Göl – Ministry of Environment and Urban Planning (Turkey)
Deniz Yurtsever – EBRD – Tackling CO2 and Environmental Issues in Turkish Geothermal Sector
Speaker will announced – Emission free Power Plant in Tuscany
Prof. Dr. Serhat Akin – METU – Injection of Non Condensible Gases in Geothermal Reservoirs: Case Study

11:00 – 13:00 Forum III: Developing Geothermal Fields in Turkey

In English language. The speaker show methods to explore for geothermal energy in different regions in Turkey.

Burçin Denizalp – Borusan EnBW – Geothermal Exploration Practices from the South of Menderes Graben “A Case Study”
Manon Stover – Veizades – Applied Reservoir Engineering for management of Geothermal Resource Exploitation to optimize Energy Recovery
Gulcan Turkarslan Yap?c? – GeothermEx, Schlumberger An Integrated Workflow For Geothermal Subsurface Modeling and Simulation

13:00 – 14:30 Lunch

14:30 – 15:30 Key Speakers II – will announced

16:00 – 18:00 Forum IV: Geothermal Electricity Production

Dr. Ç???r Diner – EGESIM & Atlas Copco – H2S and CO2 emissions for GEPP Projects
Murat Karadas – GMK Enerji – The use of low pressure waste steam which is released to atmosphere in power generation: Direct Contact Steam Condenser Project
Exergy ORC Presentation – will be announced
Ormat Presentation – will be announced

16:00 – 18:00 Forum V: Challenges for Direct Use of Geothermal Energy

Ya?ar Bahçeci – JKBB – Economics of geothermal heat projects (JKBB)
Prof. Dr. Birol K?lk?? – JKBB – The Principles of Using the Lowest Enthalpy Geothermal Energy Sources Most Rationally and Efficiently
Yusuf Ulutürk – AFJET – Integrated use of Geothermal Energy in Afyon Municipality
Derya U?urluay – Manisa Alasehir Municipality – Municipality Private Sector Cooperation: Ala?ehir & Akça Enerji

16:00 – 18:00 Forum VI: Operating Geothermal Reservoirs

Orazio Illario – Nalco Water – Managing Silica Deposits in Geothermal
Mark Stapleton – PowerChem – Controlling Mineral Scale in Geothermal Power Plants
Raziye Sengun – Zorlu Enerji – Scale Occurrences and CO2 Degassing Effects on Scaling At Multi-flash Systems: Case Study K?z?ldere Geothermal System in Turkey (I)

To learn more about IGC Turkey 2018, review the latest agenda – and to register – please visit