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November 26, 2021

Ilisu, Turkey

By Carmen

Ilisu is a 1,200MW hydro power project. It is located on Tigris river/basin in Mardin, Turkey. The project is currently active. It has been developed in single phase. The project construction commenced in 2007 and subsequently entered into commercial operation in 2020.

Project Type Total Capacity (MW) Active Capacity (MW) Pipeline Capacity (MW) Project Status Project Location Project Developer
Hydropower 1,200 1,200 Active Mardin, Turkey General Directorate of State Hydraulic Works


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

The hydro reservoir capacity is 10,600 million cubic meter. The gross head and net head of the project are 120m and 110m respectively. The penstock diameter is 10m. The project generated 4,100 GWh of electricity. The project cost is $2,451.49m.

Development Status

The project construction commenced in 2007 and subsequently entered into commercial operation in 2020.

Contractors Involved

Andritz Hydro was selected as the turbine supplier for the hydro power project. The company provided 6 units of francis turbines, each with 200MW nameplate capacity.

Andritz Hydro supplied 6 electric generators for the project. The generator capacity is 223 MVA.


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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