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.

Location

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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