Ergene power station

From Global Energy Monitor

Ergene power station is a proposed 170-megawatt (MW) coal-fired power plant in Tekirdağ province, Turkey.


The satellite below shows Eren Holding's Modern Karton paper mill in Ergene, Tekirdağ province, Turkey, where the plant would be located.

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Background on Plant

Modern Karton has proposed a 170 MW coal plant in Ergene, Tekirdağ province.[1] The plant will use imported coal transported from overseas locations (South America, South Africa, USA, Canada, Russia, Ukraine) to the port of Marmara Ereğli and then brought to the power plant by truck. The project would be located at the Eren Sanayi Campus in the Ergene 2 Organized Industrial Zone. The project will be carried out by Modern Karton Sanayi ve Tic. Inc., which is located near Çorlu in Tekirdağ province.[2]

As of May 2021 there has been no further news about this project, and it appears to be cancelled.


In March 2016 about three thousand local residents gathered to protest the construction of the coal plant[3] and in March 2017 there was a stadium protest.[4]

Project Details

  • Sponsor: Modern Karton
  • Parent company: Eren Holding[5]
  • Location: Ergene, Tekirdağ province, Turkey
  • Coordinates: 41.240034, 27.692333 (exact)
  • Status: Cancelled
  • Gross capacity: 170 MW
  • Type:
  • Projected in service:
  • Coal type:
  • Coal source: Imported and Domestic
  • Source of financing:

Articles and resources


  1. "EIA report,", April 16, 2015
  2. "Ergene de Dehşet Plan," 4 January 2017
  3. "22 Mart Çorlu'da Termik Santral Toplantısı Yapıldı," Ergene Belediyesi, Mar 22, 2016
  4. "Ergene'de termik santral eylemi," Evrensel, Mar 23, 2017
  5. "Modern Karton," Eren Holding website, accessed May 30, 2018

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