Sanko Gölbaşı power station

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Sanko Gölbaşı power station (Sanko Gölbaşı Termik Santrali) is a cancelled power station in Akçakaya, Gölbaşı, Adıyaman, Türkiye.


Table 1: Project-level location details

Plant name Location Coordinates (WGS 84)
Sanko Gölbaşı power station Akçakaya, Gölbaşı, Adıyaman, Türkiye 37.819719, 37.718512 (exact)

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Unit-level coordinates (WGS 84):

  • Unit 1: 37.819719, 37.718512

Project Details

Table 2: Unit-level details

Unit name Status Fuel(s) Capacity (MW) Technology Start year Retired year
Unit 1 cancelled coal - unknown 150 circulating fluidized bed

Table 3: Unit-level ownership and operator details

Unit name Owner
Unit 1 Sanko Energy AŞ [100.0%]

Project-level coal details

  • Coal source(s): imported


Sanko Enerji is planning to build a 150-MW, $300-million mine-to-mouth coal-fired power plant in the Gölbaşı district of Adıyaman province, as part of a larger project that will include limestone quarries and a cement factory.[1] Coal would come from the existing lignite mine adjacent to the site. Construction is being managed by Austrian company Convex ZT Gmbh (which mainly works on renewable energy projects), together with Austria's Global Energy Partners Gmbh and Finland's Pöyry.[2] Initial permit applications for the facility were submitted in July 2008, and the final application for the facility's environmental permits was submitted in June 2013; several permits for the project have already been granted.[1] Sanko planned to finish construction by the end of 2016,[3] but as of December 2016 the project has not been licensed.

In August 2017 Sanko Enerji called off the project, saying wholesale electricity prices and developments in investment and operating costs caused significant changes in its feasibility. Following the company's application, the associate degree belonging to the Gölbaşı Thermal Power Plant project was terminated by Turkey's EPDK (Energy Market Regulatory Authority).[4]

Articles and Resources


  1. 1.0 1.1 Sanko Adıyaman Gölbaşı Termik Santrali, Turkey Ministry of Environment and Urban Planning website, accessed Apr. 2014.
  2. Coal Fired Power Plant Gölbasi, Turkey, Convex website, accessed Apr. 2014.
  3. Sanko'dan Adıyaman'a linyit santrali, Enerji Günlügü, Aug. 20, 2013.
  4. "SANKO Gölbaşı Termik Santral’inden Vazgeçti," klimadaleti, 25 August 2017

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