Kireçlik power station

From Global Energy Monitor

Kireçlik power station is a proposed 1,200-megawatt (MW) coal-fired power plant in Zonguldak province, Turkey.


The undated satellite photo below shows the proposed location for the plant, near Bayat village, Kireçlik district, Zonguldak province.

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Background on Plant

A protest against the proposed Kireçlik plant in August 2013

In November 2009, Hema Elektrik (a subsidiary of Hattat Holding) applied to build a two-unit, 1,200-MW coal-fired power plant in Zonguldak province.

The project was met with vigorous local protests, led by KDZ.Ereğli Çevre Platformu and Greenpeace, with a great deal of support from local political officials — particularly a boat action in August 2013, which attracted a great deal of media attention.[1]

In 2017 it was reported that the area proposed for the Kireçlik power station had been designated a tourism area, making it unsuitable for coal plants.[2]

As of May 2018, the EIA was no longer listed online,[3] and the project appears to have been cancelled.

Project Details

  • Sponsor: Hema Elektrik Üretim A.Ş.
  • Parent company: Hattat Holding
  • Location: Bayat village, Kireçlik district, Zonguldak province, Turkey
  • Coordinates: 41.3689442, 31.5878358 (exact)
  • Status: Cancelled
  • Detailed status:
  • Gross capacity: 1,200 MW
  • Type: Supercritical
  • Projected in service:
  • Coal type: Bituminous
  • Coal source: Zonguldak province, Turkey
  • Source of financing:

Articles and resources


  1. Zonguldak'ta termik santral tepkisi, Internet Haber, Sept. 29, 2010.
  2. KİREÇLİK’TE İŞLER TIKIRINDA, Önder, Aug. 9, 2017.
  3. Personal communication from CAN Europe, May 25, 2018

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