Ada Yumurtalık power station

From Global Energy Monitor
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Ada Power Station is a proposed 1,320 megawatt (MW) imported coal plant in Turkey.

Location

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

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Background

In January 2013, a consortium led by Engie (formerly GDF Suez) applied to build a two-unit, 1,320-MW coal-fired power plant near the village of Gölovası, in Adana province in southern Turkey. The plant is also referred to as Adana ili, Yumurtalık İlçesi, Gölovası, and Ada Enerji Santralı.[1][2][3]

As of October 2015, French public utility company Engie has announced withdrawal from its Ada Coal Power Plant project in Yumurtalik, Turkey, as a result of civil society mobilization in France and Turkey.[4]

Project Details

  • Sponsor: SUEZ-GÜNEY Enerji Üretim A.Ş.[5]
  • Parent company Engie 90%, MİMAG Energy Inc. 10%[5]
  • Location: Gölovası village, Yumurtalık district, Adana province, Turkey
  • Coordinates: 36.843, 35.86 (approximate)
  • Status: Cancelled
  • Nameplate capacity: 1,320 MW
  • Type:
  • Projected in service:
  • Coal Type: Hard coal
  • Coal Source: Imported
  • Estimated annual CO2:
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Opposition

In October 2015, it was reported that the Ada Yumurtalik power project in Turkey was fiercely opposed by Turkish civil society because of its potential negative impacts on people’s likelihoods and the local environment. The Friends of the Earth France and Reseau Action Climat France called the company in charge of the Ada Yumurtalik plant, Engie, to immediately stop the project as well as for the French government to help stop the production of the plant.[6]

By October 21, 2015, Engie had cancelled the Ada Yumurtalik plant after protests from local and global environmentalists.[7]

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References

  1. Ailun Yang and Yiyun Cui, "Global Coal Risk Assessment: Data Analysis and Market Research," World Resources Institute working paper, November 2012
  2. Ada Energy Consortium Plans to Build Coal-Fired Plant in Turkey, GDF Suez press release, 30 Jan. 2013.
  3. GDF-Suez consortium applies to develop 1.32 GW coal plant in Turkey, Platts, 28 Jan. 2013.
  4. Merve Erdil, "French company cancel energy project in Turkey after local and global protests," Hurriyet, 22 Oct. 2015.
  5. 5.0 5.1 "Affiliates," MİMAG Energy website, accessed May 20, 2018
  6. “Engie: The Coal Rush”, Climate Action Network Europe, October 7, 2015.
  7. “French company cancels energy project in Turkey after local, global protests”, Hurriyet Daily News, October 21, 2015.

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