Hydroelectric Power Plants in Turkey - Guneydogu Anadolu

Alkumru
Location: Siirt
Operator: Limak Enerji
Configuration: 3 X 88.6 MW Francis
Operation: 2011
T/G supplier: Andritz
EPC: Su Yapi Mühendislik ve Musavirlik, Limak
Quick facts:This storage-based HES has a 100m tall, 1,058m long rockfill dam on the Botan River, a tributary of the Tirgirs. Alkumru was opened in May 2011 at a ceremony with President Abdullah Gül and Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdoğan along with industry and provincial representatives. It was Turkey's fifth largest dam at completion and the second biggest IPP hydro project online. The project cost $465mn. The production license is for 49yrs and annual production is expected to be 1,000 GWh.

Photograph courtesy of siirtte.net
Posted 3 Sep 2012

Ataturk
Location: Sanliurfa
Operator: EUAS
Configuration: 8 X 300 MW Francis
Operation: 1992-1993
T/G supplier: SZEW, ABB
EPC: Dolsar, ATA Insaat
Quick facts: Ataturk Dam is the largest in a series of 22 dams and 19 hydroelectric plants built on the Euphrates and Tigris rivers as part of the GAP, a massive irrigation and hydroelectricity scheme. The dam is one of the world's largest earth-and-rock fill dams measuring 184m high and 1,820m long

Photograph courtesy of Palet Insaat
Re-posted 1 Dec 2010

Birecik
Location:Sanliurfa
Operator: Verbundplan Birecik Barajı İşletme Ltd Sti
Configuration: 6 X 112 MW Francis
Operation: 1994
T/G supplier: Neyrpic, ACEC, Sulzer
EPC: Philip Holzman, TemelsuGama, Strabag Osterreich
Quick facts: This was the first large Turkish hydroelectric BOT project and it reached financial close in Nov 1995 about 7yrs from the time the development process started. Lead arrangers were Bayerische Landesbank, Chase Manhattan, Generale Bank, Girocredit Bank, KfW and Societe Generale. Construction on $1.64bn plant began in Mar 1996 and the government provided a sovereign guarantee to cover payment obligations as well as other indirect guarantees. Ownership of Birecik is to be transferred to the state in 2016. It has a 62.5m high, 2.5km long dam 30km upstream from the Syrian frontier. The project was complicated by the need for water usage agreements with both Iraq and Syria and the discovery of the ruins of Zuegma, an ancient Roman outpost, near the plant site late in construction.

Photograph courtesy of Philip Holzman AG
Posted 7 Mar 2001

Dicle
Location: Diyarbakir
Operator: EUAS
Configuration: 2 X 55 MW
Operation: 1991-2001
T/G supplier: Resita, Temsan
EPC: Romenergo, Kiska
Quick facts: The 87m multipurpose Dicle Dam is 50km north of Diyarbakir city where the Maden and Dibni rivers join and become the Tigris River. The reservoir has an area of 24 km² and is part of the GAP project.

Photograph courtesy of Türkiye Müteahhitler Birligi
Posted 9 Dec 2006

Gemciler
Location: Adyaman
Operator: Adali Holding
Configuration: 3 X 2.8 MW Francis
Operation: 2012
T/G supplier: Flovel, WEG
EPC: Akfen, EN-SU
Quick facts: This SHP is in Gölbaşı district.

Photograph courtesy of Flovel Energy Pvt Ltd
Posted 13 May 2013

Karakaya
Location: Diyarbakir
Operator: EUAS
Configuration: 6 X 300 MW Francis
Operation: 1987-1989
T/G supplier: Sulzer Escher Wyss, ABB
EPC: Electrowatt

Photograph copyright by and courtesy of VA TECH
Posted 16 Feb 2002

Abbreviations

Data: industcards, Platts UDI World Electric Power Plants Data Base

Updated 28-Jan-2014

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