Alkumru is a 280MW hydro power project. It is located on Botan river/basin in Siirt, Turkey. The project is currently active. It has been developed in single phase. The project construction commenced in 2008 and subsequently entered into commercial operation in 2011.

Project Type Total Capacity (MW) Active Capacity (MW) Pipeline Capacity (MW) Project Status Project Location Project Developer
Hydropower 280 280 Active Siirt, Turkey Limak Insaat San Ve Tic


The project was developed by Limak Insaat San Ve Tic and is currently owned by Limak Enerji.

Alkumru is a reservoir based project. The hydro reservoir capacity is 18 million cubic meter. The gross head of the project is 101.5m. The total number of penstocks, pipes or long channels that carry water down from the hydroelectric reservoir to the turbines inside the actual power station, are 1 in number. The penstock length is 124m. The project generated 1,000 GWh of electricity. The project cost is $465m.

Development Status

The project construction commenced in 2008 and subsequently entered into commercial operation in 2011.

Contractors Involved

Andritz Hydro was selected as the turbine supplier for the hydro power project. The hydro power project consists of 3 turbines.

Andritz Hydro supplied electric generator(s) for the project. The generator capacity is 97 MVA.

About Limak Insaat San Ve Tic

Limak Insaat San Ve Tic AS (Limak) is an engineering and construction company. It offers construction services for several projects in the field of irrigation, airports, dams, hydroelectric power plants, industrial facilities and plants, housing and building infrastructure, harbors and sea structures, pipelines, touristic facilities and infrastructure, expressways, highways and railed systems. Limak’s project portfolio includes Istanbul New Airport, Ankara High Speed Train Station, Alkumru Dam and Hydroelectric Power Plant, The Limkon Fruit Juice Concentrate facilities and Ras Al Khair-Riyadh Water Transmission Line. It offers services to private and public agencies. The company has operations in Saudi Arabia, Pakistan, Egypt, Kosovo, Macedonia, Northern Cyprus and Turkey. Limak is headquartered in Ankara, Turkey.


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