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November 30, 2021

Altinkaya, Turkey

By Carmen

Altinkaya is a 700MW hydro power project. It is located on Kizilirmak river/basin in Samsun, Turkey. The project is currently active. It has been developed in single phase. The project construction commenced in 1980 and subsequently entered into commercial operation in 1989.

Project Type Total Capacity (MW) Active Capacity (MW) Pipeline Capacity (MW) Project Status Project Location Project Developer
Hydropower 700 700 Active Samsun, Turkey YUKSEL CONSTRUCTION


The project was developed by YUKSEL CONSTRUCTION and is currently owned by Devlet su Isleri Genel Mudurlugu.

The hydro reservoir capacity is 5,763 million cubic meter. The project generated 1,632 GWh of electricity. The project cost is $340m.

Development Status

The project construction commenced in 1980 and subsequently entered into commercial operation in 1989.

Contractors Involved

Toshiba Energy Systems and Solutions was selected as the turbine supplier for the hydro power project. The company provided 4 turbines, each with 175MW nameplate capacity.

Hitachi Mitsubishi Hydro supplied 4 electric generators for the project.


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