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İsken Sugözü power station

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İsken Sugözü power station is a 1,320-megawatt (MW) coal-fired power plant in Adana province, Turkey.

Location

The undated satellite photo below shows the plant, which is near Sugözü village, Yumurtalık district, Adana province. The plant will be located immediately next to Ayas Enerji's AYAS Enerji Power Plant once the latter is completed.

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Background on Plant

This two-unit, $1.5 billion, 1,210-MW coal-fired power plant received environmental approval in May 2000, and was commissioned in November 2003.[1] The plant is 51% owned by Germany's Steag Gmbh, and 49% by Ordu Yardımlaşma Kurumu (OYAK, the Turkish armed forces pension fund). (OYAK is also the majority owner of the adjacent AYAS Enerji Power Plant project.)[2] It is the first privately owned and operated coal-fired power station in the country.[3]

Protests

Activists board one of the world's largest coal platforms at Botas Oil Terminal, stopping barges from importing coal to the İsken Sugözü coal fired power plant.

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.[4]

Plant Details

  • Sponsor: İsken Enerji
  • Parent company: Steag Gmbh (51%), Ordu Yardımlaşma Kurumu (OYAK) (49%)
  • Location: Sugözü village, Yumurtalık district, Adana province, Turkey
  • Coordinates: 36.83463, 35.88008 (exact)
  • Status: Operating
  • Detailed status:
  • Gross capacity: 1,320 MW
  • Type: Subcritical[5]
  • In service: 2003
  • Coal type: Bituminous[2]
  • Coal source: Imported[2]
  • Source of financing:

Articles and resources

References

  1. "Milestones: Sugozu power plant", Isken website, accessed May 2010.
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 Profile, İsken Sugözü website, accessed Apr. 2014.
  3. "Sugozu power plant", Isken website, accessed May 2010.
  4. "Coal shipment stopped in Turkey," Greenpeace International, September 15, 2008
  5. "World Electric Power Plants Database,", Platts, December 2013. The database is not available online but can be purchased from Platts.

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