Şevketiye Lapseki power station

From Global Energy Monitor

Şevketiye Lapseki power station is a proposed 1,320-megawatt (MW) coal-fired power plant in Çanakkale province, Turkey.


The map below shows the location of Adatepe village, the approximate location where the plant would be built in Lapseki district, Çanakkale province. The plant would be built between Adatepe and Şevketiye villages.

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Background on Plant

Protesters at a permitting meeting for the Şevketiye Lapseki coal plant in Adatepe in February 2013.[1]

Kaptan Demir Çelik Endüstrisi, a subsidiary of the Kaptan Şirketler Group, currently has plans to build a 1,320-MW coal-fired power plant in northern Çanakkale province. The plant would be located near the 1,280-MW coal-fired Kirazlıdere power complex. The project will include a deep sea port.[2]

An environmental permitting meeting in Adatepe in February 2013 was disrupted by about 500 protesters, led by local women banging on metal cans. Protesters argue that the region is ideally suited for wind and solar energy production, which they would prefer. The gendarmerie was needed to restore order.[1][3][4]

The EIA process was said to be continuing, according to an official answer by parliamentary question in May 2013.[5]

The plant has been the subject of public opposition, due to the large amount of coal proposals in the area.[6]

As of June 2019 the project is no longer on the Turkey Energy Market Regulatory Authority website, meaning it is not seeking a generation license, nor a list of pending EIAs. The project appears to be cancelled.[7]

Project Details

  • Sponsor: Kaptan Demir Çelik Endüstrisi ve Ticaret A.Ş.
  • Parent company: Kaptan Şirketler Group
  • Location: Adatepe/Şevketiye villages, Lapseki district, Çanakkale province, Turkey
  • Coordinates: 40.395, 26.792 (approximate)
  • Status: Cancelled
  • Gross capacity: 1,320 MW
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Articles and resources


  1. 1.0 1.1 Termik santrale tenekeli tepki, Bursaport, Feb. 12, 2013.
  2. Şevketiye Lapseki Termik Santrali, Kara Atlas, accessed May 2014.
  3. Termik Santrale Tenekeli Tepki, Haberler, Feb. 12, 2013.
  4. Lapseki'de Vatandaşlar Ayaklandı, Gazete Lapseki, Feb. 14, 2013.
  5. "Süresi Geçtikten Sonra Gelen Cevap," Grand National Assembly of Turkey, May 22, 2013
  6. "Çanakkale Karabiga’ya yeni termik santral tehdidi," Yesil Gazete, 01/06/2016
  7. Communication with CAN Europe, June 2019

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