ACWA Power commissions 1GW Kirikkale power plant in Turkey

29 November 2017 (Last Updated November 29th, 2017 11:15)

Saudi Arabia-based ACWA Power has commissioned a 1GW combined-cycle power plant in Turkey.

ACWA Power commissions 1GW Kirikkale power plant in Turkey
Kirikkale power plant opening ceremony in Turkey. Credit: ACWA POWER.

Saudi Arabia-based ACWA Power has commissioned a 1GW combined-cycle power plant in Turkey.

Built with a cost of $1bn under a public-private partnership mode, the Kirikkale plant is capable of meeting 3% of the total electricity demand in the country.

“Construction of the Kirikkale plant began in December 2014 and employed more than 2,000 local engineers and workers.”

ACWA Power chairman Mohammad Abunayyan said: “The inauguration of this project is a clear sign of the growth and modernisation in Turkey, which is making the country set for continued development.”

Construction of the Kirikkale plant began in December 2014 and employed more than 2,000 local engineers and workers.

ACWA Power Turkey managing director Abid Hussain Malik said: “Kirikkale project holds immense value to the Turkish community and its efficiency and design are testament to ACWA Power’s expertise in projects that provide reliable delivery of power and water at the lowest possible cost.”