Cengiz Holding has installed a solar power plant consisting of 200,000 panels in the tail water area of the Asagi Kalekoy Dam and hydroelectric power plant on the Murat River in Bingol. The installed power of Turkey’s first and largest hybrid power plant, the world’s second largest, has reached 590 megawatts.
Cengiz Holding has installed a solar power plant consisting of 200,000 panels in the tailwater area of the Asagi Kalekoy Dam and hydroelectric power plant located on the Murat River in Bingol. The installed power of Turkey’s first and largest hybrid power plant, the world’s second-largest, has reached 590 megawatts.
Cengiz Holding, which has accomplished huge projects in Turkey, has added an 80-megawatt solar power plant (GES) to its Asagi Kalekoy Dam and hydroelectric power plant (HES) project, which started electricity production in Bingol last year and has an installed capacity of 510 megawatts. The project, which is Turkey’s first hybrid power plant, was completed in a record time of 6 months and the acceptance procedures were completed, and started to generate electricity. The project, realized in cooperation with Cengiz Holding and Ozaltin Holding, has been completely done by Turkish engineers, while the total installed power of HEPP and GES has reached 590 megawatts.
IT CAN MEET THE ENERGY NEEDS OF 400 THOUSAND HOUSES
Cengiz Holding Energy Group President Ahmet Cengiz said that the solar power plant, in which 44 thousand column profiles and over 1 million meters of cable is used, is also Turkey’s first and the world’s second-largest hybrid power plant. Expressing that they are very proud of bringing a project of this size to the national economy, Cengiz said, “Renewable and environmentally friendly energy sources have started to take priority among new investment plans in Turkey as well as in the world. As a group, we will focus on renewable energy sources in the coming period. In the short term, we want to increase the number of hybrid power plants.” Stating that the solar power plant, which became operational, was built on a land of 1 million square meters, Cengiz continued: “We started energy investments in Bingol in 2011, and the Asagi Kalekoy Dam and HEPP Project in 2016. We completed this investment in approximately 3.5 years and brought it to the country’s economy. This project, with an installed capacity of 500 megawatts, is Turkey’s 6th largest dam built by the private sector. With the 80-megawatt solar power plant we added, we will generate electricity that can meet the annual consumption of 400,000 households from here.”
FOCUSED ON SOCIAL BENEFIT
Considering the needs of the population living in the region in addition to the employment it has created since 2016, when the construction of the dam and HEPP began, social benefit was also focused on during the construction period of the project. In this context, many social responsibility projects, especially schools, dormitories and mosques, were signed in the region.
Source: Sabah / Translated by Irem Yildiz