Sanko Yumurtalık power station

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Sanko Yumurtalık power station is a proposed 800-megawatt (MW) coal-fired power plant in Adana province, Turkey.


The map below shows the location of Gölovası village, the approximate location where the plant would be built, in Yumurtalık district, Adıyaman province.

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Background on Plant

In October 2010, Sanko Holding announced that its subsidiary Sanko Petrokimya planned to build a 650-MW coal-fired power plant near Gölovası in Yumurtalık district. At a local hearing, Sanko Holding Chairman Abdülkadir Konukoğlu spoke disparagingly about environmental concerns, and responded to questions about how the plant would benefit local residents by stating that Sanko would establish a training facility in order to train locals to take on positions at the completed plant.[1]

As of May 2013 the proposal had apparently been increased to 800 MW. The plant's application was at that point apparently being reviewed by the Energy Market Regulatory Authority (EPDK).[2][3] As of September 2014, the proposal was still active, with Sanko stating that it hoped to begin construction in 2015 "or later," and referring to the cost as "over $1 billion."[4] In March 2015, the environmental group Adana Environmental Platform stated that the project was still in the environmental permitting stage.[5]

The plant was granted a prelicense in 2015 which expired in 2018.

In August 2017 the company considered an increase to 1600 MW,[6] but as of mid-2018 the project is no longer on the company website.[7]

Project Details

  • Sponsor: Sanko Petrokimya Mam. San. Tic.
  • Parent company: Sanko Holding
  • Location: Gölovası village, Yumurtalık district, Adana province, Turkey
  • Coordinates: 36.876, 35.894 (approximate)
  • Status: Permitted
  • Detailed Status: Prelicense expired[8]
  • Gross capacity: 800 MW
  • Type: Circulating fluidized bed[1]
  • Projected in service: 2021
  • Coal type:
  • Coal source: Imported (Australia, South Africa, South America)[1]
  • Source of financing:

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