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November 24, 2021

Ataturk, Turkey

By Carmen

Ataturk is a 2,400MW hydro power project. It is located on Euphrates river/basin in Sanliurfa, Turkey. The project is currently active. It has been developed in single phase. The project construction commenced in 1983 and subsequently entered into commercial operation in 1992.

Project Type Total Capacity (MW) Active Capacity (MW) Pipeline Capacity (MW) Project Status Project Location Project Developer
Hydropower 2,400 2,400 Active Sanliurfa, Turkey


The project is currently owned by General Directorate of State Hydraulic Works.

Ataturk is a reservoir based project. The hydro reservoir capacity is 48,700 million cubic meter. The net head of the project is 151m. 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 8 in number. The penstock diameter is 7.25m. The project generated 8,900 GWh of electricity.

Development Status

The project construction commenced in 1983 and subsequently entered into commercial operation in 1992.

Contractors Involved

DOLSAR Engineering and Palet Insaat ve Ticaret were selected to render EPC services for the hydro power project.

Andritz Hydro was selected as the turbine supplier for the hydro power project. The company provided 8 units of francis vertical axis turbines, each with 300MW nameplate capacity.

GE Renewable Energy supplied electric generator(s) for the project.


All power projects included in this report are drawn from GlobalData’s Power Intelligence Center. The information regarding the project parameters is sourced through secondary information sources such as electric utilities, equipment manufacturers, developers, project proponent’s – news, deals and financial reporting, regulatory body, associations, government planning reports and publications. Wherever needed the information is further validated through primary from various stakeholders across the power value chain and professionals from leading players within the power sector.

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