Kınık power station

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Kınık power station (Eynez termik santrali, Kınık Termik Santrali) is a cancelled power station in Kınık/Değirmencieli, İzmir, Türkiye. It is also known as Eynez power station.


Table 1: Project-level location details

Plant name Location Coordinates (WGS 84)
Kınık power station Kınık/Değirmencieli, İzmir, Türkiye 39.084, 27.45 (approximate)

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Project Details

Table 2: Unit-level details

Unit name Status Fuel(s) Capacity (MW) Technology Start year Retired year
Unit 1 cancelled coal - lignite 350 supercritical 2024
Unit 2 cancelled coal - lignite 350 supercritical 2024

Table 3: Unit-level ownership and operator details

Unit name Owner
Unit 1 Polyak Eynez Enerji Üretim Madencilik Sanayi ve Ticaret AŞ (Polyak) [100.0%]
Unit 2 Polyak Eynez Enerji Üretim Madencilik Sanayi ve Ticaret AŞ (Polyak) [100.0%]

Project-level coal details

  • Coal source(s): Polyak Eynez coal mine


In 2011, Chinese company Zhejiang Provincial Energy Group and Turkish coal mining company Polat Madencilik applied to Turkey's Energy Market Regulatory Authority (EPDK) to build coal mining and coal-fired power plant operations in the Kınık district of Turkey's İzmir province. The two companies created the partnership Polyak Eynez Enerji for purposes of the project, and announced the project in September, stating that the project would be completed by 2016.[1][2]

The environmental permitting process for the plant began in 2013 with public consultation, and the plant was previously announced as 647 MW.[3]

In 2014, rehabilitation for Kınık Lignite Mine that is planned to be near Değirmencieli village started. The mine was expected to be in operation in 2019.[4][5]

In 2015, the environmental permitting process started[6] with the increased capacity of 700 MW (2 units), a generation pre-license was also awarded.[7] The plant received the "EIA positive" decision as a final environmental approval in April 2017,[8] and also generation license in July 2017 which is valid until 2068.[2]

In late 2017 it was reported that Polyak Eynez (now part-owned by FİBA Group) would be investing 1 billion USD with the mine due 2018 and the 700 MW power plant 2021.[9]

In 2018 it was reported that 350 Chinese workers are working at the mining area under bad conditions.[10]

As of June 2020 the plant had been permitted.[11][12] Once begun construction will take an estimated 42 months.[13]

In January 2021 the plant was halted by the İzmir 6th Administrative Court, in response to a lawsuit alleging that the plant would damage forestry and agriculture in its environs.[14] The project appears cancelled.

Articles and Resources


  1. İlk büyük Çin yatırımı yolda, Milliyet, Sept. 28, 2011.
  2. 2.0 2.1 EPDK Licence Database EÜ/8707-2/04274, EPDK, acces. Dec. 2019.
  3. “Eynez Termik Santralı (647 MWe) ve Kül Depolama Tesisi” projesi, Ministry of Environment and Urban Planning website, accessed Apr. 2014.
  4. "Kınık'a 100 milyon euroluk yatırım," Yeni Asir, Aug 25, 2014
  5. KINIK LİNYİT MADENİ, Polyak Enez Enerji, acces. Dec 2019.
  6. İzmir'de kömür ocağı kapasite artışı halk toplantısı 30 Temmuz'da, Emlak Kulisi, July 15, 2015.
  7. EPDK Pre-Licence Database ÖN/5691-6/03317,, EPDK, acces. Dec. 2019.
  8. Kınık Termik için ÇED olumlu kararı Kaynak: Kınık Termik için ÇED olumlu kararı, Enerji Günlüğü, Apr. 27, 2017.
  9. "Madene ve santrale 1 milyar $ yatıracak," Ekonomist, Nov 21, 2017
  10. Soma ve Kınık’ta Çinli işçiler: Kıtalar arası ‘kölelik’ mi, Politez, July 28, 2018.
  11. EPDK Pre-Licence Database ÖN/5691-6/03317,, EPDK, accessed June 2020
  12. Communication with CAN Europe, June 2020
  13. KINIK TERMİK SANTRALİ, Polyakeynez, accessed November 2020
  14. Termik santrala izin planları iptal: Kınık nefes aldı, Birgun, Jan. 15, 2021

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