Bolu Göynük power station

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Bolu Göynük power station sometimes referred to as "Aksa Göynük power station" is a 270-megawatt (MW) coal-fired power plant in Bolu province, Turkey.


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

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Background on Plant

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]


In December 2012, a financing agreement for the project was closed. US$240 million in loans was provided by Garanti Bank and Isbankasi. US$80 million in equity was provided by Aksa Group.[5]

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
  • Gross capacity: 270 MW (Units 1-2: 135 MW)
  • Type: Subcritical
  • In service: 2015
  • Coal type: Lignite
  • Coal source: Bolu Göynük coal mine, Turkey
  • Source of financing: US$240 million in debt from Garanti Bank and Isbankasi;[1][5] US$80 million in equity from Aksa Group[5]
  • WRI ID: WRI1018719
  • EBC ID: TR-11

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
  5. 5.0 5.1 5.2 "Preview of Aksa Bolu Goynuk Thermal Power Plant (270MW) | Transaction | IJGlobal". Retrieved 2020-12-15.

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