Bolu Göynük coal mine

From Global Energy Monitor

The Bolu Göynük coal mine is a surface mine, operated by Aksa Enerji, a subsidiary of Kazancı Holding, producing 1.8 million tonnes per annum, for the Bolu Göynük power station in Bolu province, Turkey.


The satellite photo below shows the mine and plant, which is near Göynük town, Göynük district, Bolu province.

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Background on Project

The two-unit, 270-MW, $320-million Bolu Göynük power station was built by Aksa Enerji, Turkey’s biggest non-government power producer. Construction on the plant began in July 2012.[1][2]

In its 2011 annual report Aksa Energy stated that it has an agreement with the General Directorate of Turkish Coal to source coal for the plant from a mine the Bolu-Goynuk coalfield.[3]

The power station was reported as operating in August 2015.[4]

Project Details

  • Sponsor: Aksa Enerji
  • Parent company: Kazancı Holding
  • Location: Göynük town, Göynük district, Bolu province, Turkey
  • Coordinates: 40.2514, 30.8129 (exact)
  • Status: Operating
  • Production: 1.8 MTPA
  • Reserves: 33 MT
  • In service: 2015
  • Coal type: Lignite
  • Source of financing: Türkiye İş Bankası, Garanti[1]

Articles and resources


  1. 1.0 1.1 "Aksa Builds $319 Million Coal-Fired Plant With Bank Loans" Bloomberg, July 13, 2012.
  2. Aksa Bolu Göynük Termik Santrali Temel Atma Töreni, Aksa Enerji press release, July 13, 2012.
  3. Aksa Energy, "Aksa Energy 2011 Annual Report", Aksa, August 2012, page 11.
  4. "Aksa opens 270-MW coal power plant in Turkey," Hurriyet Daily News, Aug 14, 2015

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