Çankırı Yıldızlar power station
|This article is part of the CoalSwarm coverage of Turkey and coal.|
Çankırı Yıldızlar power station is a proposed 400-megawatt (MW) coal-fired power plant in Çankırı province, Turkey.
The undated satellite photo below shows the Yıldızlar SSS Çankırı Orta coal mine, the approximate location where the plant would be built in Orta district, Çankırı province.
Background on Plant
In September 2010, Yıldızlar SSS Holding began initial site preparation work for a three-unit, 400-MW, $600 million mine-to-mouth coal-fired power plant in Çankırı province, near Yıldızlar's Çankırı Orta coal mine. Yıldızlar contracted Skoda Power to provide the turbines for the three units in October.
In July 2012, Yıldızlar hired Raiffeisen Bank and UniCredit to underwrite $484 million in loans to finance the plant's construction — seemingly indicating that construction had not yet begun at that point. Since then, there is no news of further construction on the plant, and it is unclear whether or not this project is in fact moving forward.
- Sponsor: Yıldızlar SSS Holding
- Parent company:
- Location: Orta district, Çankırı province, Turkey
- Coordinates: 40.60780, 33.32020 (approximate)
- Status: Cancelled
- Detailed status:
- Gross capacity: 400 MW
- Type: Subcritical
- Projected in service: TBD
- Coal type: Lignite
- Coal source: Yıldızlar SSS Çankırı Orta mine, Turkey
- Source of financing: Raiffeisen Bank, UniCredit
Articles and resources
- Yıldız Lays Foundation for Immense Çankırı Thermal Plant, Today's Zaman, Sept. 3, 2010.
- Skoda Power Turbines To Be Used In Turkey Power Plant, Diesel & Gas Turbine Worldwide, Oct. 4, 2010.
- Yildizlar Said to Hire Raiffeisen, UniCredit on Power Plant Loan, Bloomberg, July 25, 2012.