İsken Sugözü power station

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İsken Sugözü power station is a 1,320-megawatt (MW) coal-fired power plant in Adana province, Turkey.

Location

The undated satellite photo below shows the plant, which is near Sugözü village, Yumurtalık district, Adana province. Ayas Enerji's Misis Ayas power station will be located immediately next to it.

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Background on Plant

This two-unit, $1.5 billion, 1,210-MW coal-fired power plant received environmental approval in May 2000, and was commissioned in November 2003.[1] It is the first privately owned and operated coal-fired power station in the country, and is 51% owned by Germany's Steag Gmbh, and 49% by OYAK, the Turkish armed forces pension fund.[2] OYAK is also the majority owner of the adjacent AYAS Enerji Power Plant project.

Coal source

The power station receives coal from one of the world's largest floating coal transshipment terminals, the Isken in the Gulf of Iskenderun, Turkey. Around 3 million tons of coal are discharged by the system each year, mainly from vessels arriving from Colombia and South Africa. A shore-side conveyor belt system takes the coal to the 800,000-ton-capacity stockpile adjacent to the power station.[3]

Protests

Activists board one of the world's largest coal platforms at Botas Oil Terminal, stopping barges from importing coal to the İsken Sugözü coal fired power plant.

In September 2008, four climbers from Greenpeace's Rainbow Warrior were arrested after they occupied a giant coal loading platform to prevent a delivery of coal to this coal plant, which emits 10 million tonnes of carbon dioxide annually.[4]

Pollution and Health Effects

In 2018 it was claimed that the plant was causing pollution and an increase in cancer rates locally.[5]

Plant Details

  • Sponsor: İsken Enerji
  • Parent company: Steag Gmbh (51%), Ordu Yardımlaşma Kurumu (OYAK) (49%)
  • Location: Sugözü village, Yumurtalık district, Adana province, Turkey
  • Coordinates: 36.83463, 35.88008 (exact)
  • Status: Operating
  • Detailed status:
  • Gross capacity: 1,320 MW
  • Type: Subcritical[6]
  • In service: 2003
  • Coal type: Bituminous[2]
  • Coal source: Imported (Colombia and South Africa)[2]
  • Source of financing:
  • WRI ID: WRI1018704
  • EBC ID: TR-5

Articles and resources

References

  1. "Milestones: Sugozu power plant", Isken website, accessed Jan 2018.
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 Profile, İsken Sugözü website, accessed Apr. 2014.
  3. "Coal transshipment in Turkey," Oldendorff, accessed May 2015
  4. "Coal shipment stopped in Turkey," Greenpeace International, September 15, 2008
  5. "SUGÖZÜ TERMİK SANTRALİNİN AKTİF OLDUĞU 5 YILDA KANSER VAKALARININ 12 KAT ARTTIĞI ORTAYA ÇIKTI," Adana Barosu, 29 January 2018
  6. "World Electric Power Plants Database,", Platts, December 2013. The database is not available online but can be purchased from Platts.

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