RWE, Turcas move forward with 775MW CCGT Denizli plant in Turkey

Source: Republic of Turkey Prime Ministry ISPA

Germany’s RWE and its Turkish partner, Turcas, have confirmed they are on track to build a power plant in Turkey’s Aegean province of Denizli. The gas-fired combined cycle power plant will have a capacity of 775 MWs and an efficiency rating of 55 percent, making it the most modern and environmentally friendly facility of its kind in Turkey.

Batu Aksoy, Board Member of Turcas, said they may hold a groundbreaking ceremony in October-November, depending on the prior engagements of Turkey’s Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan and Minister of Energy and Natural Resources Taner Yildiz.

In October 2009, RWE & TURCAS Güney Elektrik Üretim, a joint venture of RWE (70%) and Turcas Petrol (30%) signed an EPC-contract with Metka for the engineering and construction of the combined cycle gas turbine (CCGT) power plant in Denizli. Construction began in May 2010, with the power plant scheduled to be connected to the grid by the end of 2012.

The construction site for the power plant is located 2 kilometers north of the Kaklik Municipality and to the west of the developing industrial zone in the area. The Environmental Impact Assessment process has been completed and the ‘EIA Positive’ decision has been obtained from the Ministry of Environment and Forestry. In addition to this, the project partners conducted an Environmental and Social Impact Assessment study in line with international standards. By ensuring an environmentally friendly and safe operation, the project will make a substantial contribution towards the long-term development of Denizli and the region.

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