Teyo Tufanbeyli power station

From Global Energy Monitor

Teyo Tufanbeyli power station is a proposed 700-megawatt (MW) coal-fired power plant in Adana province, Turkey.


The map below shows the approximate location east of the village of Pınarlar where the plant would be built, in Tufanbeyli district, Adana province.

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Background on Plant

In June 2012, Turkish investment firm Teyo Yatırım ve Dış Ticaret A.Ş and Chinese investment firm Weiqu Energy Investments won a bid from Turkish Coal Enterprises (TKİ) to build a 700-MW, $1.2-billion mine-to-mouth coal-fired power plant at TKİ's coal mine in the Tufanbeyli district of Turkey's Adana province.[1][2]

In August 2013, the EIA reports for mine and plant were submitted[3] and received approvals from the Ministry of Environment & Urban Development in April 2014.[4][2]

On July 4, 2017 Ankara 18th Administrative Court heard a motion filed by İsmail Hakkı Atal, a lawyer, to have the plant's EIA cancelled on the grounds that environmental factors had not been adequately considered.[5]

On November 20, 2017, Teyo signed the formal general contract agreement with Power Construction Co-Corporation of China (Power China). The contract work would be jointly implemented by SGCC and Power China. Shandong Electric Power Construction Corporation, subsidiary of SGCC will undertake the EPC works on the project.[6]

In June 2018 it was reported that the investment required was $900 million and that TEYO will pay 50 million dollars royalty annually to TKI.[7] As of December 2020, there has not been any update on the plant or mining process, and the online generation license had been taken down from the EMRA website and is not accessible. The project appears to be shelved.

Social effects

Rents have reportedly skyrocketed in the town of Tufanbeyli since the beginning of the development of two coal plants in the area.[8]

Project Details

  • Sponsor: Teyo Yatırım ve Dış Ticaret A.Ş.[9]
  • Parent company: Teyo Yatırım ve Dış Ticaret A.Ş.
  • Location: Pınarlar village, Tufanbeyli district, Adana province, Turkey
  • Coordinates: 38.22990, 36.24810 (approximate)
  • Status: Shelved
  • Gross capacity: 700 MW (Units 1 & 2: 350 MW)
  • Type: Circulating fluidized bed[4]
  • Projected in service:
  • Coal type: Lignite
  • Coal source: Tufanbeyli mine, Turkey
  • Source of financing:

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