İÇDAŞ Bekirli power station

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{{#badges:CoalSwarm|Navbar-Turkeycoal}}İÇDAŞ Bekirli power station, also known as Çanakkale Bekirli power station or Bekirli Biga power station, comprises two coal-fired power plants in Çanakkale province, Turkey: İÇDAŞ Bekirli-1 power station (also known as İÇDAŞ Değirmencik power station) and İÇDAŞ Bekirli-2 power station.


The undated satellite photo below shows the plant, which is near Bekirli village, Biga district, Çanakkale province.

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İÇDAŞ Bekirli-1 power station

The original power station consists of a 3 x 135 MW subcritical coal plant, built in 2005-2009.[1] It is also known as İÇDAŞ Değirmencik power station.[2]

İÇDAŞ Bekirli-2 power station

In April 2007, industrial conglomerate İÇDAŞ received permits to build the two-unit, 1,200-MW, US$1 billion Çanakkale Bekirli-2 coal-fired power station. The first 600-MW unit went online in December 2011; the second unit was originally scheduled to go online in the last quarter of 2013, but was in fact brought online in May 2015.[3][4][5][6] Attempts by environmental groups in 2007-10 to stop the plant's permitting process were unsuccessful.[7]

Project Details for İÇDAŞ Bekirli-2

  • Sponsor: İÇDAŞ Elektrik Üretim ve Yatırım A.Ş.
  • Parent company: İÇDAŞ Çelik Enerji Tersane ve Ulaşım Sanayi A.Ş. (İÇDAŞ Shipyards Steel Energy and Transportation Industries, Inc.)
  • Location: Bekirli village, Biga district, Çanakkale province, Turkey
  • Coordinates: 40.39953, 27.04973 (exact)
  • Status: Operating
  • Detailed status:
  • Gross capacity: 1,200 MW
  • Type: Supercritical[4]
  • In service: 2011 (Unit 1), 2015 (Unit 2)
  • Coal type: Lignite[6]
  • Coal source:
  • Source of financing: İş Bankası [8]
  • WRI ID: WRI1018706
  • EBC ID: TR-4

Articles and resources


  1. "Icdas Bekirli Thermal Power Plant," Icdas website, accessed June 2016
  2. Toolkit: Coal Power Generation and Health in Three Regions of Turkey; Çanakkale, İzmİr and Tekİrdağ, Health and environment alliance - Heal, January 2018.
  3. İÇDAŞ Süperkritik Bekirli Termik Santrali'nin İkinci Ünitesi'ni açtı, Deniz Haber, 22 May 2015.
  4. 4.0 4.1 Bekirli Thermal Power Station 1. Unit, İÇDAŞ website, accessed Mar. 2014.
  5. İÇDAŞ Sustainability Report 2011-2012, accessed Mar. 2014.
  6. 6.0 6.1 İÇDAŞ Bekirli Termik Santrali, Kara Atlas, accessed Mar. 2014.
  7. Çanakkale Çevre Platformu website, accessed Mar. 2014.
  8. "Coal & Climate Change - 2017," Önder Algedik, Aug 2017

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External resources

NO2 and SO2 emissions (Turkish)