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Aksa power station

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Aksa power station is a 142-megawatt (MW) coal-fired power plant in Yalova province, Turkey.

Location

The undated satellite photo below shows the Aksa Acrylic Chemical plant, which is near Taşköprü town, Çiftlikköy district, Yalova province. The power plant is adjacent to Aksa's chemical plant.

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Background on Plant

In 2006, the Aksa Akrilik Kimya Sanayii (Aksa Acrylic Chemical Industry) plant, owned by the Akkök Group, began planning to build a 142-MW coal-fired cogeneration plant at the Aksa plant. Construction began in 2009 without local approval, with Aksa expecting to have local approval in hand soon.

Since then, the group Yalova Çevre Platformu (Yalova Environmental Platform) has fought the plant, arguing that the plant's proximity to residential areas and to the North Anatolian Fault made it a poor site.[1][2]

During the opposition, Aksa continued to pursue plans for the plant.[3][4]

According to Aksa's 2014 annual report, the power station was completed in 2013.[5]

Project Details

  • Sponsor: Aksa Akrilik Kimya Sanayii (Aksa Acrylic Chemical Industry)
  • Parent company: Akkök Group
  • Location: Taşköprü town, Çiftlikköy district, Yalova province, Turkey
  • Coordinates: 40.68927, 29.40495 (exact)
  • Status: Operating
  • Detailed status:
  • Gross capacity: 142 MW
  • Type:
  • In service: 2013
  • Coal type:
  • Coal source:
  • Source of financing:

Articles and resources

References

  1. Aksa Santrali, Kara Atlas, accessed Mar. 2014.
  2. Yalova Çevre Platformu, Google Groups, accessed Mar. 2014.
  3. Aksa 2012 Annual Report, p. 20.
  4. "Sustainability Report," Aksa, 2013
  5. "Aksa 2014 Annual Report," Aksa, 2014

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