Ataturk is a 2,400MW hydro power project. It is located on Euphrates river/basin in Sanliurfa, Turkey. According to GlobalData, who tracks and profiles over 170,000 power plants worldwide, the project is currently active. It has been developed in a single phase. The project construction commenced in 1983 and subsequently entered into commercial operation in 1992. Buy the profile here.


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 engineering procurement construction 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 turbines, each with 300MW nameplate capacity.

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

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This content was updated on 20 July 2023

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