Customer: Government of Turkey
Products: 19 VAG EKN® Butterfly Valves DN 2800 PN 10; 5 VAG EKN® Butterfly Valves DN 1600 PN 10
The Southeastern Anatolia Project (Güneydoğu Anadolu Projesi, GAP) was initiated in the 1980s and its target was to utilise the water of rivers Euphrates and Tigris in an economically optimum way. The master plan was completed in 1989 and the implementation phase, which was to take several decades, began.
The GAP Project comprises 22 dams and 19 hydropower plants and is to realise an energy output of more than 27 GWh/year after its completion.
In addition to this, an extensive irrigation system covering an area of 1.8 million hectares is part of the project. And this is precisely where VAG came into play: In September 2015, VAG as a major supplier was awarded the contract for the production of several large-size VAG EKN® Butterfly Valves (19x DN 2800, 5x DN 1600) for the Ambar irrigation project (part of the GAP) and they were to be supplied within a very short time.
In order to ensure on-time delivery, the VAG employees worked in shifts, day and night, and the VAG EKN® Butterfly Valves were delivered in March 2016 in the design and quality ordered.
The butterfly valves were installed in long water transport pipelines. These lines take the water from the Ambar Dam, which impounds the water of the river Tigris for this purpose, to and through the region to be irrigated, which has an area of almost 135 hectares.
Once again, the customer was satisfied and another component of the GAP Project could be successfully completed.
VAG is the only foreign valve manufacturer with two different plants that have been approved by the DSI (Directorate of State Hydraulic Works). The members of the DSI delegation, who visited our facility for FAT tests within the scope of the Ambar project, were highly satisfied with the quality of the valves, and the systems implemented enable cutting-edge production technology.