Emba Electricity building $1.7bn coal plant in Turkey

By Daniel Brightmore
Emba Electricity Productionhas begun construction of the Hunutlu Thermal Plant in the Turkish coastal town of Yumurtalik, in the southern province of Ad...

Emba Electricity Production has begun construction of the Hunutlu Thermal Plant in the Turkish coastal town of Yumurtalik, in the southern province of Adana.

Emba Electricity Production - owned by Shanghai Electric Power (78%), the Avic International Project Engineering Company, and two undisclosed Turkish investors - is developing the $1.7bn flagship project to link China’s ‘Belt & Road’ initiative with Turkey's ‘Middle Corridor’ vision.

The imported coal fired thermal power plant projects in Turkey will have a capacity of 2 x 660 MW. The power plant will be 8,000 hours operational in a year and it will produce 11,5 billion kWh electricity power.It is expected to contribute an estimated 3% of all electricity supplies across Turkey.

There will be an employment opportunity for 4,000 employees at the construction phase and 500 employees at the production phase.

SEE ALSO:

China Railways close to completion on $30bn coal freight line

GE Renewable Energy to open offshore wind factory and development centre in China

Japan partners with Wyoming Infrastructure Authority to test making concrete from coal emissions

Read the latest issue of Construction Global here

Wang Yundan, CEO of the Shanghai Electric Power Company, said that he aims to build a clean and reliable power plant with high efficiency, which is also expected to help boost Turkey's economy, raise employment and promote sustainable power generation. 

Emba Electricity has stated: “By means of SEP’s experience in power generation for a century and up to date technologies, we will try our best to build an environment friendly, clean coal fired power plant with high capacity, high reliability and high efficiency. For which, a number of measures are to be adopted to control the air pollutants, water pollutants, solid waste and noise.”

The project is planned to begin its first phase of operation at the end of 2021.

Share

Featured Articles

Alstom to deliver Africa’s first driverless metro in Cairo

The 35-kilometre line will accommodate more than half a million passengers on board annually, and will include 26 states – 12 of them underground

Sobha Realty launches five interconnected towers development

Sobha One Tower will offer waterfront views and several upscale amenities across its masterplan, developer says

Polygon acquires 100% of All Consulting Services in Italy

Acquisition is part of Polygon’s strategic growth plan in Italy, and follows the company’s purchases of Swiss and UK-based companies earlier this year

SWPC says three bids shortlisted for Rabigh 4 IWP

Construction Projects

IDE Technologies to build US$440m Israeli desalination plant

Construction Projects

AJ Steel expands KEZAD operations wiith 96,000sqm facility

Construction Projects