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Ilgın power station

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Ilgın power station is a proposed 500-megawatt (MW) coal-fired power plant in Konya province, Turkey.

Location

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

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Background on Plant

The Ciner Group has proposed to build an open-pit lignite mine and a two-unit, 500-MW, $1.2 billion, mine-to-mouth coal-fired power plant in Konya province. Ciner Group is leaving open the possibility of building a third 250-MW unit at a future date.[1][2] Turkey's Energy Market Regulatory Authority (EPDK) issued permits for the project in February 2013.[3]

Three villages will apparently have to be resettled in order for the plant to be built, and the mayors of these villages have protested the plant's construction.[4]

In April 2015 the project was reported as licensed. It is now due to produce power in 2019.[5]

Project Details

  • Sponsor: Konya-Ilgın Elektrik Üretim ve Ticaret A.Ş. owned by Park Elektrik
  • Parent company: Ciner Group
  • Location: Ilgın district, Konya province, Turkey
  • Coordinates: 38.26, 31.91 (approximate)
  • Status: Permitted
  • Detailed status:
  • Gross capacity: 500 MW
  • Type: Circulating fluidized bed[1]
  • Projected in service: 2019
  • Coal type: Lignite[1]
  • Coal source: Konya Ilgın coal mine, Turkey[1]
  • Source of financing: Industrial and Commercial Bank of China (ICBC) [5]

Articles and resources

References

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 Konya Ilgın Elektrik, Ciner Group website, accessed Apr. 2014.
  2. Ilgın'da termik heyecan, Merhaba Haber, Dec. 6, 2012.
  3. Konya Ilgın Enerji Santrali, Kara Atlas, accessed Apr. 2014.
  4. Ilgın Termik Santralı Projesi Çıkmazda, Bigpara, accessed Apr. 2014.
  5. 5.0 5.1 700 milyon dolarlık dev yatırım!, Habertürk, May 26, 2015.

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