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November 30, 2021

Birecik, Turkey

By Carmen

Birecik is a 672MW 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 1996 and subsequently entered into commercial operation in 2000.

Project Type Total Capacity (MW) Active Capacity (MW) Pipeline Capacity (MW) Project Status Project Location Project Developer
Hydropower 672 672 Active Sanliurfa, Turkey

Description

The project is currently owned by Elektrik Uretim with a stake of 30%.

The hydro reservoir capacity is 622 million cubic meter. The gross head of the project is 42m. The project generated 2,500 GWh of electricity. The project cost is $1,300m.

Development Status

The project construction commenced in 1996 and subsequently entered into commercial operation in 2000.

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Contractors Involved

GE Renewable Energy was selected as the turbine supplier for the hydro power project. The company provided 6 units of francis turbines, each with 112MW nameplate capacity.

GE Renewable Energy supplied 2 electric generators for the project. The generator capacity is 124 MVA.

Methodology

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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