Sugozu power station
|This article is part of the CoalSwarm coverage of Turkey and coal.|
The Sugözü power station is a 1,320 megawatt (MW) power station in Turkey. It is the first privately owned and operated coal-fired power station in the country. The power station, which receieved environmental approval in May 200, was commissioned in November 2003.
One of the major shareholders in the company, OYAK, states that ISKEN was "founded in 1998 to engage in the generation and sale of electricity, İSKEN is Turkey’s first thermal power plant to operate with imported coal. Realized within the framework of the Build-Operate model and commissioned in Sugözü, İskenderun November 2003, the plant is composed of two units, each with a capacity of 660 MW, and is one of the largest power plants in Turkey."
OYAK states that "in April 2004, OYAK partnered with İSKEN by receiving the 24% stake of the company held by Evonik Steag GmbH. OYAK’s share in İSKEN rose to 49% after purchasing a further 25% stake from RWE Power AG in October 2004. In 2011, the plant produced a net of 9,076 GWh of electricity, thus meeting 4% of Turkey’s total electricity need.
- Owner/Parent Company: Steag (51%) and OYAK, the Turkish armed forces pension fund (49%)
- Rated Capacity: 1320 MW (2 x 660 MW)
- Net Capacity: 1210 MW (2 x 605 MW)
- Completion: 2004
- Location: Iskenderun, Turkey
- GPS Coordinates: 36.83488, 35.88070
- Electricity Production:
- Coal Consumption:
- Coal Source: South Africa and Colombia
- Number of Employees:
In September 2008, four climbers from Greenpeace's Rainbow Warrior were arrested after they occupied a giant coal loading platform to prevent a delivery of coal to this coal plant, which emits 10 million tonnes of carbon dioxide annually.
Articles and resources
- "Sugozu power plant", Isken website, accessed May 2010.
- "Milestones: Sugozu power plant", Isken website, accessed May 2010.
- OYAK,  page 61.
- "Coal shipment stopped in Turkey," Greenpeace International, September 15, 2008
Related SourceWatch articles
- Isken, "Technical data", Isken website, accessed May 2010.