Zorlu Soma power station

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Zorlu Soma power station, also known as the Manisa Soma power station, was a proposed 1,220-megawatt (MW) coal-fired power plant in Manisa province, Turkey.


The map below shows the location of Soma district, the approximate location where the plant would be built in Manisa province.

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Background on Plant

In August 2013, Zorlu Enerji applied to build a 1,220-MW coal-fired power plant in Manisa province. In September 2013, Zorlu announced this project as part of an overall drive to build four new fossil fuel-fired power plants in Turkey (two powered by coal and two by natural gas) with a total capacity of 4,800 MW. The plant would burn imported coal.[1][2][3]

In January 2015 it was announced that the project was cancelled.[4]

Project Details

  • Sponsor: Zorlu Enerji Elektrik Üretim A.Ş.
  • Parent company: Zorlu Group
  • Location: Soma district, Manisa province, Turkey
  • Coordinates: 39.186, 27.608 (approximate)
  • Status: Cancelled January 2015
  • Detailed status:
  • Gross capacity: 1,220 MW
  • Type:
  • Projected in service:
  • Coal type:
  • Coal source: Imported
  • Source of financing:

Articles and resources


  1. II-14.1 Sayılı Tebliğe İstinaden Hazırlanmış Yönetim Kurulu Faaliyet Raporu, Zorlu Enerji Elektrik Üretim A.Ş. 2013 regulatory filing, p. 17, accessed May 2014.
  2. Zorlu Enerji`den 4 yeni termik santral başvurusu, Enerji Günlüğü, Sept. 3, 2013.
  3. Zorlu Termik Santrali, Kara Atlas, accessed May 2014.
  4. "Zorlu Enerji Manisa ve Kırklareli'de yapacağı enerji santrali yatırımlarından vazgeçti," Borsa Gundem, 19-01-2015

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