İsken Sugözü power station

From SourceWatch
(Redirected from Sugozu power station)
Jump to: navigation, search

This article is part of the Coal Issues portal on SourceWatch, a project of CoalSwarm and the Center for Media and Democracy. See here for help on adding material to CoalSwarm.

This article is part of the CoalSwarm coverage of Turkey and coal.

İsken Sugözü power station is a 1,320-megawatt (MW) coal-fired power plant in Adana province, Turkey.


The undated satellite photo below shows the plant, which is near Sugözü village, Yumurtalık district, Adana province. The plant will be located immediately next to Ayas Enerji's AYAS Enerji Power Plant once the latter is completed.

Loading map...

Background on Plant

This two-unit, $1.5 billion, 1,210-MW coal-fired power plant received environmental approval in May 2000, and was commissioned in November 2003.[1] The plant is 51% owned by Germany's Steag Gmbh, and 49% by Ordu Yardımlaşma Kurumu (OYAK, the Turkish armed forces pension fund). (OYAK is also the majority owner of the adjacent AYAS Enerji Power Plant project.)[2] It is the first privately owned and operated coal-fired power station in the country.[3]

Coal source

The power station receives coal from one of the world's largest floating coal transshipment terminals, the Isken in the Gulf of Iskenderun, Turkey. Around 3 million tons of coal are discharged by the system each year, mainly from vessels arriving from Colombia and South Africa. A shore-side conveyor belt system takes the coal to the 800,000-ton-capacity stockpile adjacent to the power station.[4]


Activists board one of the world's largest coal platforms at Botas Oil Terminal, stopping barges from importing coal to the İsken Sugözü coal fired power plant.

In September 2008, four climbers from Greenpeace's Rainbow Warrior were arrested after they occupied a giant coal loading platform to prevent a delivery of coal to this coal plant, which emits 10 million tonnes of carbon dioxide annually.[5]

Plant Details

  • Sponsor: İsken Enerji
  • Parent company: Steag Gmbh (51%), Ordu Yardımlaşma Kurumu (OYAK) (49%)
  • Location: Sugözü village, Yumurtalık district, Adana province, Turkey
  • Coordinates: 36.83463, 35.88008 (exact)
  • Status: Operating
  • Detailed status:
  • Gross capacity: 1,320 MW
  • Type: Subcritical[6]
  • In service: 2003
  • Coal type: Bituminous[2]
  • Coal source: Imported (Colombia and South Africa)[2]
  • Source of financing:

Articles and resources


  1. "Milestones: Sugozu power plant", Isken website, accessed May 2010.
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 Profile, İsken Sugözü website, accessed Apr. 2014.
  3. "Sugozu power plant", Isken website, accessed May 2010.
  4. "Coal transshipment in Turkey," Oldendorff, accessed May 2015
  5. "Coal shipment stopped in Turkey," Greenpeace International, September 15, 2008
  6. "World Electric Power Plants Database,", Platts, December 2013. The database is not available online but can be purchased from Platts.

Related SourceWatch articles

External resources