Hydroelectric Power Plants in Southern Turkey

 

 

 

Aslantas
Location:
Adana

Operator: EUAS
Configuration: 3 X 46 MW Francis
Operation: 1984
T/G supplier: Kvaerner, ABB
EPC: Dogus
Quick facts:
This zoned earthfill dam was built as part of a multipurpose project on the Ceyhan River. The dam height from the foundation is 95m and crest length is 585m.

Photograph courtesy of Dogus Insaat AS
Posted 6 Aug 2006

 

Ataturk
Location:
Sanliurfa

Operator: EUAS
Configuration: 8 X 300 MW Francis
Operation: 1992-1993
T/G supplier: SZEW, ABB
EPC: Dolsar, ATA Insaat
Quick facts:
Ataturk Dam is the largest in a series of 22 dams and 19 hydroelectric plants built on the Euphrates and Tigris rivers as part of the GAP, a massive irrigation and hydroelectricity scheme. The dam is one of the world's largest earth-and-rock fill dams measuring 184m high and 1,820m long

Photograph courtesy of U.S. Dept of Agriculture
Posted 23 Jan 2005

Birecik
Location:
Sanliurfa
Operator: EUAS
Configuration: 6 X 112 MW Francis
Operation: 1994
T/G supplier: Neyrpic, ACEC, Sulzer
EPC: Philip Holzman, TemelsuGama, Strabag Osterreich
Quick facts:This was the first large Turkish hydroelectric BOT project and it reached financial close in Nov 1995 about 7yrs from the time the development process started. Lead arrangers were Bayerische Landesbank, Chase Manhattan, Generale Bank, Girocredit Bank, KfW and Societe Generale. Construction on $1.64bn plant began in Mar 1996 and the government provided a sovereign guarantee to cover payment obligations as well as other indirect guarantees. Ownership of Birecik is to be transferred to the state in 2016. It has a 62.5m high, 2.5km long dam 30km upstream from the Syrian frontier. Verbundplan operates the plant. The project was complicated by the need for water usage agreements with both Iraq and Syria and the discovery of the ruins of Zuegma, an ancient Roman outpost, near the plant site late in construction.

Photograph courtesy of Philip Holzman AG
Posted 7 Mar 2001

Birkapili
Location:
Mersin
Operator: Enerjisa Enerji Uretim AS
Configuration: 1 X 48.5  MW Pelton
Operation: 2004
T/G supplier: GE
Quick facts: Birkapili operates with a head of 1010m, the highest for any Turkish plant. Acquired from
ERE Hidroelektrik
in May 2007.

Photograph courtesy of ERE Energy
Posted 15 Jan 2004

Cindere
Location:
Denizili
Operator: Devlet Su Isleri
Configuration: 3 X 8.5 MW
Operation: 2007
T/G supplier: ??
EPC: Temelsu, Ozaltin
Quick facts: This roller-compacted hardfill dam dam will be 107m high at completion.

Photograph courtesy of Türkiye Müteahhitler Birligi
Posted 7 Dec 2006

Dicle
Location: Diyarbakir
Operator: EUAS
Configuration: 2 X 55 MW
Operation: 1991-2001
T/G supplier: Resita, Temsan
EPC: Romenergo, Kiska
Quick facts: The 87m multipurpose Dicle Dam is 50km north of Diyarbakir city where the Maden and Dibni rivers join and become the Tigris River. The reservoir has an area of 24 km² and is part of the GAP project.

Photograph courtesy of Türkiye Müteahhitler Birligi
Posted 9 Dec 2006

Fethiye
Location: Mugla
Operator: Fethiye Enerji (FETAS)
Configuration: 3 X 5.5 MW Francis
Operation: 1999
T/G supplier: Voest
EPC: Age Insaat ve Ticaret
Quick facts: In Jun 1997, Bouvier Hydro signed the contract for the supply of the electromechanical works for the Fethiye project.

Photograph courtesy of Türkiye Müteahhitler Birligi
Posted 9 Dec 2006

Gezende
Location:
Mersin
Operator: EUAS
Configuration: 3 X 53 MW Francis
Operation: 1994
T/G supplier: Resita
EPC: BM Holdings
Quick facts: The Gezende Dam is 71m high. The feasibility study for the project was done in 1978 by Electrowatt and local partners.

Photograph courtesy of BM Muhendislik ve Insaat AS
Posted 16 Feb 2002

Kargilik
Location: Kahramanmaras

Operator: Tektug Elektrik Enerjisi Uretim AS
Configuration: 2 X 12 MW Francis
Operation: 2005
T/G supplier: Alstom, Indar
EPC: Ciltug

Photograph courtesy of Ciltug AS
Posted 4 Aug 2007

Karacaoren I
Location: Isparta
Operator: EUAS
Configuration: 2 X 16 MW Francis
Operation: 1990
T/G supplier: Riva
EPC: Temelsu, Age Insaat ve Ticaret
Quick facts: This multipurpose plant is on the border between Isparta and Burdur provinces and has an 85m rockfill dam. Construction started in 1977.

Photograph courtesy of Age Insaat ve Ticaret
Posted 9 Dec 2006

Karkamis
Location: Kahramanmaras

Operator: EUAS
Configuration: 6 X 32 MW Bulb
Operation: 1999-2000
T/G supplier: Voith, Elin
EPC: Temelsu, Yuksel, Verbundplan
Quick facts:
Karkamis is the second of the lower Euphrates schemes within the Southeastern Anatolia Project. The clay-cored dam has a crest elevation of 344m and a crest length of 1,647m.

Photograph courtesy of Yuksel Insaat AS
Posted 4 Aug 2004

Karakaya
Location: Diyarbakir
Operator: EUAS
Configuration: 6 X 300 MW Francis
Operation: 1987-1989
T/G supplier: Sulzer Escher Wyss, ABB
EPC: Electrowatt

Photograph copyright by and courtesy of VA TECH
Posted 16 Feb 2002

Keban
Location: Elazig

Operator: EUAS
Configuration: 4 X 157.5 MW, 4 X 175 MW Francis
Operation: 1974-1982
T/G supplier: Voest, Neyrpic, Siemens
EPC: Ebasco , Sogea
Quick facts: The Keban Dam was the first of the large dams to be built on the Euphrates River. It created a reservoir extending 50km upriver and 100km uprive in the Murat River valley to the east. The Murat joined the Euphrates about 7km north of the dam.

Photograph by Onur Onur (TrekEarth)
Posted 25 Feb 2007

Kizilduz
Location: Antalya
Operator: Enerjisa Enerji Uretim AS
Configuration: 2 X 16 MW Pelton
Operation: 2005
T/G supplier: Bouvier, Leroy Somer
Quick facts: Part of ERE’s Gazipasa project. Construction started in Mar 2004 and commissioned in Sep 2006. The two power plants are expected to generate 120 GWh annually. Sold by ERE Hidroelektrik to Enerjisa in May 2007.

Photograph courtesy of ERE Hidroelektrik
Posted 14 Oct 2007

 

Ozluce
Location: Bingol
Operator: EUAS
Configuration: 2 X 85 MW Francis
Operation: 1998-1999
T/G supplier: Kvaerner, AEG
EPC: Temelsu, Ozlatin
Quick facts: President Suleyman Demirel opened the project in Dec 1999 after 14yrs of construction. The facility has a 144m rockfill dam and cost  273tn lira.

Photograph courtesy of Türkiye Müteahhitler Birligi
Posted 10 Dec 2006

 

Pamuk
Location: Mersin
Operator: Limak Enerji
Configuration: 2 X 9 MW Francis, 1 X 5.1 MW
Operation: 2003
T/G supplier: VA TECH
EPC: VA TECH, STE
Quick facts: The 12.5m, 33m dam is across the Porsuk River in Camlyayla district.  The plant has a 40yr power production license.

Photograph courtesy of Limak Enerji
Posted 5 Aug 2006

Sahmallar
Location: Antalya
Operator: Enerjisa Enerji Uretim AS
Configuration: 2 X 14 MW Pelton
Operation: 2006
T/G supplier: Bouvier, Leroy Somer
Quick facts: Part of ERE’s Gazipasa project. Construction started in Mar 2004 and commissioned in Nov  2006. The two power plants are expected to generate 120 GWh annually. Sold by ERE Hidroelektrik to Enerjisa in May 2007.

Photograph courtesy of ERE Hidroelektrik
Posted 14 Oct 2007

Sucati
Location: Kahramanmaras
Operator: Enerjisa Enerji Uretim AS
Configuration: 2 X 3.5 MW S-turbine
Operation: 2000
T/G supplier: Voest, Elin
EPC: Siemens,
EN-SU Engineering, RONA Makina
Quick facts: Acquired from
ERE Hidroelektrik
in May 2007.

Photograph courtesy of ERE Hidroelektrik
Posted 15 Jan 2001

 

Sureyyabey
Location: Yozgat
Operator: DSI
Configuration: 3 X 4.8 MW
Operation: 2008
T/G supplier: ??
EPC: Ecetur Sirketler Grubu, Kiska
Quick facts:This clay-core, rockfill dam is 102.6m high and 636m long. A 1.9km tunnel connects to the powerhouse. Construction started in 1998. This multipurpose project is expected to supply 50 GWh/yr.

Photograph courtesy of Türkiye Müteahhitler Birligi
Posted 26 Dec 2006

 

Yamula
Location: Kayseri
Operator: Ayen Enerji
Configuration: 2 X 50 MW Francis
Operation: 2005
T/G supplier: GE, Vaptsarov
EPC: UMB, Lahmeyer, Pustiler-Sargin
Quick facts: In May 2003, GE received a $17.9mn contract to supply turbines, generators, and additional equipment and services for the Yamula project. ABB won a €1.3mn order for the control system and electrical equipment.

Photograph courtesy of Türkiye Müteahhitler Birligi
Posted 26 Dec 2006

Abbreviations: DSI = Devlet su Isleri, EPDC = Electric Power Development Co, EUAS = Elektrik Uretim AS, LMZ = Leningrad Machine Works, T/G = turbine generator, UETM = Uralelectrotyazhmash Yekaterinburg

Data: industcards, Platts UDI World Electric Power Plants Data Base

Updated 10/14/07

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