DETES 1 power station

From Global Energy Monitor

DETES 1 power station is a proposed 160-megawatt (MW) coal-fired power plant in Zonguldak province, Turkey.


The map below shows the location of Çatalağzı district, the approximate location where the plant would be built in Zonguldak province.

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Background on Plant

Demir Madencilik Petrol Products plans to build a 160 MW domestic coal-fired DETES-1 Integrated Thermal Power Plant in Zonguldak. The EIA is underway.[1] A meeting to review the plant's plan for coal ash storage and discharge was scheduled for October 2017.[2]

A leading environmental engineer claims cancer causing airborne particles (PM10) already exceed WHO limits due to existing local coal plants, and that ash storage would cause significant air and sea pollution.[3]

As of November 2021 there has been no progress on the plant in more than four years, and it appears to be cancelled.

Project Details

  • Sponsor: Demir Madencilik
  • Parent company: Demir Madencilik
  • Location: Çatalağzı district, Zonguldak province, Turkey
  • Coordinates: 41.498, 31.868 (approximate)
  • Status: Cancelled
  • Gross capacity: 160 MW
  • Type:
  • Projected in service:
  • Coal type: Lignite
  • Coal source: Domestic
  • Source of financing:

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