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January 4, 2022

Darica-1, Turkey

By Carmen

Darica-1 is an 112.42MW hydro power project. It is located on Melet river/basin in Ordu, Turkey. The project is currently active. It has been developed in single phase. Post completion of construction, the project got commissioned in 2009.

Project Type Total Capacity (MW) Active Capacity (MW) Pipeline Capacity (MW) Project Status Project Location Project Developer
Hydropower 112.42 112.42 Active Ordu, Turkey Bilgin Enerji Yatirim Holding


The project is developed and owned by Bilgin Enerji Yatirim Holding.

Darica-1 is a run-of-river project. The gross head of the project is 315m. The project generated 292 GWh of electricity. The project cost is $325.671m.

Development Status

The project got commissioned in 2009.

Contractors Involved

Voith Siemens Hydro Power Generation was selected as the turbine supplier for the hydro power project. The company provided 2 units of francis turbines, each with 56.21MW nameplate capacity.

About Bilgin Enerji Yatirim Holding

Bilgin Enerji Yatirim Holding AS (Bilgin Enerji) is an energy utility company. It develops, constructs and operates power generation plants using domestic and renewable energy resources. The company owns and operates six hydro electric and five wind energy power plants. Its projects include Yapisan Elektrik Uretim AS, Bergama Res Enerji Uretim AS, Bilgin Res Elektrik Uretim AS, Zeytineli Res Elektrik Uretim AS, Darenhes Elektrik Uretim AS, and Seyrantepe Hes Elektrik Uretim AS, among others. The company operates 370 mw wind energy installed capacity, 477 mw hydroelectric installed capacity and 847 mw total renewable energy installed capacity. Bilgin Enerji is headquartered in Ankara, Turkey.


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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